Southern Communities for a Green New Deal

Photo of trees and sky with the words Southern Communities for a Green New Deal

Indivisible AVL has joined with other organizations in the Southeast as an initial signatory on “Southern Communities for a Green New Deal,” a collaborative, multi-state environmental policy platform from the Southeast Climate & Energy Network. The document will be presented to Congressional and State legislators across the Southeast.

As the introduction sates, “Our region has a unique need of sustainable development due to its systemic underinvestment, over-extraction, and poor infrastructure. The South is also unique in its biodiversity, culture of resiliency, and diversity to our nation that serves as one of the largest economic engines in the world. As we transition from a carbon-based, extractive economy to a clean renewable energy economy, those communities with a legacy of pollution and ecological destruction must not be left behind.”

You can read the full 43-page “Southern Communities for a Green New Deal” document here.