There’s a popular phrase that goes, “Think Globally, Act Locally.” This month, we’re leaning into its counterpart. We can think locally about what we need to do to make our own communities just, vibrant, and sustainable - but we can’t forget that all our actions are inherently global.
It’s been a year since the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed, nearly two since the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed, and almost three years since President Biden established the Justice40 Initiative. But some significant questions have hung heavy in the air ever since their passage: Will these investments truly advance justice? In this month’s newsletter we take a closer look, and share where there is room for improvement.
In September's Climate Action Update, we shine a light on exciting projects - big and small - that are taking shape across the nation. From civilian response teams and participatory democracy models to billions in funding for resilient communities and infrastructure upgrades, this newsletter covers it all!
In this month's Climate Action Update, we highlight the role of labor in the climate change movement, including the critical role of workforce development, unionization, and job training pathways necessary to build a more just and sustainable future.
JULY UPDATE: This month we have even more resources and recent developments to share with you, from Taproot Earth's Just Transition Lawyering Network to Chicago's in-depth Blueprint for a Just & Vibrant City.
JUNE UPDATE: The latest roundup policy models, funding opportunities, and justice-forward resources for all our friends and allies working to advance climate action and justice in their cities and communities.
The right to vote is not only a time honored and celebrated tradition, but one of our most sacred and fundamental rights as citizens.
“Dismantling factory farming is not going to eliminate inequality or stop agricultural emissions, but as part of a larger Green New Deal program it would challenge the exploitative and destructive practices of big agribusiness and redistribute power back to farmers, consumers, rural workers, and the American people.”
The anti-farmer and anti-climate policies currently being pursued by Modi in India and supported by the Biden administration strengthen the hand of fascism and threaten progress on global climate justice.
“An effective Green New Deal is also a radical Green New Deal… from the Latin radix, meaning root: radical change is systemic change that tackles root causes rather than merely addressing symptoms.”