Energy & Green Jobs Advocacy
Our nation’s dependency on fossil fuels and unchecked energy consumption continues to have important environmental justice implications, including the siting of power plants. NYC-EJA has collaborated with several partners to ensure that energy planning and economic development in NYC are conducted equitably, and that low-income communities of color do not continue to bear an overwhelming burden. NYC-EJA was a founding member of the New York City Apollo Project, a growing coalition of unions, environmentalists, environmental justice advocates, community based organizations, business associations, professional associations, and educators convened to promote sustainable environmental and economic development. NYC-EJA seeks to ensure that job creation is linked to environmental justice, and to that end has worked with partners like the Center for Working Families to maximize green job opportunities for communities of color. NYC-EJA’s energy advocacy has also been expressed via the NYS Climate Adaptation Planning process.