March 23, 2010
WE ACT for Environmental Justice announces a newly released report, Environmental Justice and the Green Economy: A Vision Statement and Case Studies for Just and Sustainable Solutions (available for download as PDF documents in English and Spanish to the right of your screen). This report describes a shared vision for a just and sustainable economy, and highlights grassroots environmental justice successes that are leading the way. WE ACT was part of the Working Group that produced this report.
The publication includes case studies from low income communities and communities of color in Los Angeles, Navajo Nation, Harlan County Kentucky, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, New York, and Richmond, CA. The cases show a diverse environmental justice movement shaping the future of the green economy at a very critical stage. As public resources and investment are earmarked for “infrastructure” projects, it is vitally important for tools such as this report to be part of our public dialogue.
The report contains 3 broad categories of recommendations for policy makers, to support work that:
1. Strives for full democratic participation.
2. Builds capacity for a truly sustainable infrastructure and green economy.
3. Creates and share “green” wealth.
Additional Information is available at http://ejstimulus.wordpress.com/. This publication is a resource for organizing, leadership development, policy making, research, and public education efforts.
Join us as we use this tool to stimulate discussion and build consensus around the idea that sustainability and justice - “justainability” - must be simultaneous results; that one simply cannot happen without the other.
Please help publicize this report to all who are striving towards a “justainable” future.