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Category: 1.6. Just Transitions and Climate Equity

Reminder: Carbondale Community Resilience Fair Saturday

Virtual Event this Saturday Provides Education, Community Conversations, Networking and Celebration of Community Resilience and Sustainability Everyone is encouraged to attend this virtual event, to find their niche in the upside of taking action on climate change. This event, held virtually this Saturday, August 28, 1-3:30 p.m., aims to accentuate bold action on climate change—action that […]

Press Release: Events April 20-27 on Local Food and Farms, Hydroponics, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biochar and Local Carbon Network

April Event Series Continues Efforts for “Community Opportunity Organizing” April 15, 2021, Southern Illinois – Clean energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation opportunities are the biggest moment of our time. A series of events this April and May are kicking off a concerted #AllTogetherNowSI effort to organize our communities around the efforts to bring […]

New Reports on Climate Equity and Just Transitions

Three great studies reported today related to climate equity and just transitions. You can find links to all of them on CLEANetwork Magazine at https://www.all4.earth/magazine/climate-justice-today/.  Climate equity and just transitions are a key component of change in The Climate Economy. These three reports are a great way to get some knowledge about what’s happening and why […]

Investment in Southern Illinois communities and people is the focus of this upcoming webinar series

Local organizations cooperate with the goal to increase regional long-term self-sufficiency A webinar series coming up in October-November on “Keeping Money Local” will feature experts in local self-sufficiency, supporting local businesses, new business forms and local investment strategies. Speakers and panelists from local businesses will cover topics that can benefit our region, including initiatives that […]

Time for a Just Transition

What exactly are southern Illinois legislators waiting for? Ameren is switching to renewable energy and planning to close down coal plants, Vistra Energy has announced closure of all its Illinois coal plants, and the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative laid off 21 people because they’re closing a coal boiler, switching to solar and saving everyone $125 […]

Press Release for local Coal2Sol fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 Contacts: Aur Beck, AES Solar, 618 893 1717, tech@aessolar.com; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, amy@theclimateeconomy.com Local fundraiser looks to stir up community support for free solar installations at local nonprofits Meeting crowdfunding goal of $3,000 by Oct.16 make new program eligible for more […]