Djuan Coleon is the Executive Director and Board Chair of PURE (Project Urban Renewal Energy) where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. Djuan is a Cultural Champion of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) ARC Engagement Process and a partner with Georgia Tech and the UN RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on Education for Sustainable Development. Prior to founding PURE, he served as the Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy for The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) where he directed marketing, digital and customer experience initiatives across the King Center platforms. Djuan served as the Director of Constituent Relations with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) where he worked in partnership with the National Corporation of Community Service and the Pen or Pencil Movement to implement the national the Service Learning Challenge in Atlanta which was organized under President Barrack Obama’s “United We Serve Act.” Djuan’s experience in public works for two major metro Atlanta municipalities laid the foundation for his expertise in environmental issues. He spent seven years in engineering and construction as a project manager with the City of Atlanta where he identified and communicated best-practice guidelines for managing the surcharge events associated with state water utilities and ensured that facilities were able to meet existing E.P.A. regulatory guidelines. He also oversaw the implementation of DeKalb County’s $3.5 million flow monitoring project and managed over 123 monitoring sites throughout the County. His career has been built on leading successful initiatives across government, public service, corporate and civil rights sectors which created a natural segue way for him to bridge the gap (of what) in underserved communities, and by building awareness and opportunities for collaboration with others to ensure economic, ecological and environmental justice.
DeKalb County, part of the Atlanta metro area in Georgia, is committed to reducing its climate impact and addressing environmental justice issues. Through a partnership with FUSE, the County aims to develop and implement policies to reduce its carbon footprint, improve waste management, and enhance community resilience.