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Both based in South Glens Falls, Partnership Will Further Foundation’s Mission to Create Positive Change Throughout the Region

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – As it marks one-year of serving the Greater South Glens Falls community, Common Roots Foundation is proud to announce its first Legacy Partner—Boralex, a renewable energy developer, owner and operator based in South Glens Falls for more than 20 years. This partnership will help advance the nonprofit’s mission to support community wellness, environmental stewardship and assist those in times of need.

“Boralex becoming a Legacy Partner is more than just a financial gain, it signals that we now have a true partner that is aligned with our Foundation’s mission to create positive change in our region,” said Bert Weber, President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Their generosity and commitment to helping us create a better community has already made a difference in the lives of the people we want to serve. We are honored to welcome Boralex as our Foundation’s first Legacy Partner and look forward to building a future together that will be better for all of us.”

Mr. Weber noted that two Boralex staff members, Erik Bergman, Director of Operations, and Melissa Mansfield, Public Affairs and Communications Advisor, have joined the Foundation’s board.

“We are pleased to support the Common Roots Foundation to advance its mission,” said Mr. Bergman. “Boralex and our employees are firmly committed to go beyond renewable energy, contributing to the vibrancy and economic vitality of the regions where we operate. The Common Roots Foundation has demonstrated a kindred commitment to a healthy and inclusive community, and like all good neighbors we are glad to roll up our sleeves, lend a hand, and support good works.”

Founded in the aftermath of the Common Roots Brewing Company fire, the Common Roots Foundation is a nonprofit focused on sustaining and improving the quality of life throughout northeastern New York through grants and volunteering efforts.

With Boralex’s support, this spring the Foundation awarded $15,000 in grants to efforts that promote our shared values of creating a more sustainable, inclusive, and safe community.

To learn more about the Foundation, apply for a community grant, or to become a member, please visit To learn more about Boralex, please visit: