Advocate for Justice & Sustainability in the Climate Corps!
In September 2023, the Biden Administration announced the American Climate Corps, an eagerly awaited initiative to train and deploy over 20,000 individuals in clean energy, conservation, and climate mitigation projects. This initiative holds the promise of being a landmark program that could employ members of the country’s most vulnerable populations: those impacted by both climate change and the justice system.
Criminal and climate injustices often go hand-in-hand. Areas subject to over-policing and harsh sentencing laws due to systemic racism typically face excessive exposure to toxic emissions. Prison facilities often have harsh working conditions, such as heat waves, that go unnoticed. But it goes even a step further with long-term studies showing a link between poor air quality and a rise in violent crimes. It's essential to disrupt the “pollution to prison pipeline” and provide people entangled in the criminal legal system with stable jobs that improve their local environments and benefit their communities and the planet.
Join us in molding the Climate Corps into a transformative program that paves the way for equitable, sustainable, and high-quality job opportunities for some of America’s most at-risk.