NAACP Energy Justice Training Builds Community Leadership
I was honored to join dozens of advocates from across the country at the NAACP’s Energy Justice Training in Sagninaw, Michigan last week. Led by the NAACP’s Environmental & Climate Justice Program (NAACP ECJP), this training aims to equip and inspire participants to help their communities take action to advance energy justice – including clean energy projects, education, and other actions to make sure communities of color benefit from the transition to a clean economy.
The World Outreach Campus Church hosted the training. As part of the NAACP’s Solar Equity Initiative, World Outreach Campus Church is partnering with the NAACP’s Saginaw Branch to build a rooftop solar installation that will serve their faith community’s needs with plentiful sunshine and lower the congregation’s energy bills.
We’re proud partners of this initiative which works to strengthen equity in solar access policy, and install solar in local communities while providing solar job training. World Outreach Campus is asking for donations so that the project can move forward — learn more here.
NAACP ECJP is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the nation’s leading programs to support community leadership in addressing environmental injustice — including the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color and low income communities in the U.S. and around the world.
From fighting for the Gulf Coast after the BP Oil disaster to powering We Stand With Flint in Michigan, NAACP ECJP has led on the frontlines of building community power for a more just energy system for all. Check out impact highlights from the ECJP’s ten year history.
Do more to deepen your environmental & climate justice knowledge:
- Explore NAACP ECJP Environmental & Climate Justice Resources for organizing toolkits, reports, and more news from the frontlines.
- Grow your organizing skills with the Just Practices & Action Toolkit.
- What’s going on in your community? Share your local environmental & climate justice concerns with the NAACP ECJP team.