Our solutions to the climate crisis must go beyond carbon reduction and greenhouse gas mitigation. They must be rooted in helping us steward the water, energy, and land for now and the future.
Ultimately, we want to build power for the movement, not organizationally. Inspired by our learnings with GCCLP, Project South, and the Southern Movement Assembly, we create spaces for frontline communities to gather and advance climate strategies that emerge from the group. We organize our work under three core solutions.
We acknowledge + repair harm.
We acknowledge that our warming climate is a result of extraction and disinvestment in communities on the frontlines of climate change. We name the corporations and systems that have been at the root of this harm that has stood in the way and we make efforts for healing and reparations.
We build power and alignment on the frontlines.
We invest in and build movement infrastructure by creating spaces for deep storytelling and collective analysis between regions and populations, from the #GulftoAppalachia, regionally and globally.
We advance community stewardship of water, energy, and land.
Water, energy, and land are vital to our livelihoods and must be held in the commons. This requires that communities have the resources to re-imagine our relationships with each other and the environment.