We advocate for community participation and leadership in decision-making processes and empower communities to shape their own solutions to climate change.
We partner with many organizations as part of the movement for clean energy and climate justice. We believe youth and frontline voices should be central in forming the decisions that impact them.
There are a range of climate solutions that can be adapted locally to the impacts that you will feel in your communities. What climate solutions can you advocate for in your community?
- Invest in renewable energy like wind and solar development at your home, school, farm, or utility.
- Reduce financial and connection barriers for local installations, such as on-bill financing and net metering.
- Divest from the fossil fuel industry, close fossil fuel facilities, and reject developments that extend our carbon-based energy economy.
- Use our Resolution toolkit to commit your school board to teaching climate change.
- Teach our students the human causes of climate change and how to act on climate change solutions.
- Support pathways to green jobs with investment in STEM throughout our education system.
- A just transition prioritizes jobs for frontline communities and supports workers leaving the fossil fuel economy.
- Direct education and jobs into communities that have historically been left out of benefits.
Defend the public agencies and processes that protect our natural resources and serve the public interest.
- No shortcuts for polluters who try to avoid oversight from our Minnesota Public Utilities Commission or Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
- Seek to improve decision making processes to increase transparency and community involvement in environmental protection.
- Support energy democracy through local and democratic energy decision making.
Build intersectional solutions that build healthy, safe, and sustainable communities resilient to climate change.
- Center equity and climate justice in coalitions and policy decisions.
- Support green infrastructure that reduces our carbon footprint such as transit, building design, water conservation, and sustainable land use.
- Reduce consumption and waste of natural resources with conservation and life-cycle design.
- Build healthy communities starting with those most impacted by climate change.