Our friends at the Partnership for Southern Equity are recruiting applicants for the Just Energy Academy.
Residents across Georgia are eligible to apply to be a part of the first Just Energy Academy (JEA), a competitive program for youth and adults who aspire to be energy equity leaders in their communities. This seven (7) month leadership development program was created to educate the next generation of equity leaders on energy equity and climate justice issues.
Program Goals include:
- Understanding racial equity, as well as the history and background of Black and Brown people’s contributions to the energy and climate justice movements
- Highlighting Partnership for Southern Equity’s work in Georgia and the American South
- Gaining a basic understanding of environmental justice principles, concepts, and history
- Identifying the intersection of energy and impacts on health and well-being through the use of tools and other resources
- Developing community leaders’ understanding of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro)
This program is closely aligned with SACE’s focus on the impacts of the historical legacy of racial inequity in the American South, and the ways that this history exacerbates the consequences of high-risk energy choices, like climate change and pollution, which disproportionately impact communities of color, lower-income households, coastal areas, and other groups. Recognizing the increasing and evolving diversity in our region, SACE is continually striving to work collaboratively with partners like PSE on meaningful solutions that can help reduce this burden and the negative consequences associated with dirty, dangerous energy choices. SACE strives to prioritize efforts and partnerships with affected communities, working alongside individuals to engage in changing systemic inequities in energy systems.
Applications are due for the Just Energy Academy by Fri., Jan. 18, 2019! Apply today at http://bit.ly/
To learn more about PSE, click here. To learn more about SACE’s work on these critical issues, read our recent postings on energy justice & energy equity.