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The Green Tea - May 2023

May 31, 2023

Welcome to the May edition of the Green Tea newsletter! Get ready for a refreshing sip of updates from the Dream.Org Green For All team. Get the latest news on strides towards our climate justice goals and the latest actions you can take. Stay tuned for a newsletter that will invigorate your commitment to a greener world for all!

Advancing Justice in the Climate Fight

The AABE National Conference, hosted by the American Association of Blacks in Energy, took place from May 1st to May 5th, 2023. The conference provided an opportunity for energy professionals, executives, attorneys, entrepreneurs, policy professionals, engineers, and students to enhance their understanding of the energy industry. There, Dream.Org representatives Alana Lewis and T.J. Osborne were able to share the work that we're doing to advocate for a fair and just transition to clean energy. T.J. Osborne spoke on a panel called "Just Energy Transition," where he highlighted the Green For All Business Council, the Justice40 strategy, and the organization's efforts to allocate 15% of climate investments to minority-owned businesses.

The newest tool for ensuring the government holds true to its Justice40 climate justice promise was just released. The Environmental Justice Scorecard, a tool used by 24 federal agencies to measure progress towards the Justice40 Initiative, aims to hold the government accountable and ensure transparency in addressing climate change impacts on disadvantaged communities. It sets a standard for identifying criteria that make a community disadvantaged. The newest scorecard, released in April, quantifies the government's efforts and establishes a transparent framework for helping disadvantaged communities. It works in tandem with the Climate and Environmental Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) to identify communities in need of support. Green For All's advocacy played a role in shaping the scorecard's criteria, and future versions will focus on community engagement and supporting minority-owned businesses.

We have some exciting news to share! Our recent t-shirt contest for our Live Green Or Die Tryin’ campaign has officially come to an end, and we're thrilled to reveal the creative geniuses who brought Green For All’s Live Green Or Die Tryin’ campaign to life with their captivating logos. Two amazing designs tied in the crowd vote so we'll be making them both! Congratulations to our winners, who brilliantly captured the essence of "Live Green Or Die Tryin'" in their designs. They've won $500 each for their outstanding and provocative submissions. Follow our winners on Instagram, @txnado and @jjtypography, and join us in celebrating their talent and commitment to a greener future. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on the Live Green Or Die Tryin' campaign.

Actions You Can Take

Ignite Change: Share Your Climate Solutions Today!
The climate crisis impacts low-income and minority communities hardest. But now, the Live Green Or Die Tryin' campaign empowers us to fight back and demand justice. With $369B in climate investments unlocked, it's our historic chance to uplift the affected communities. To make this happen, we need your voice. Share your climate solutions and shape the future of your community.

Green Funds For All: Demand equitable climate financing now!
Don't let underserved communities be overlooked again. Join us in urging the implementation of equity-focused energy policies and the allocation of climate investments to vulnerable communities. Act against the devastating consequences of inaction on climate justice. Sign the petition and promote climate justice in climate financing with your voice. Together, we can ensure a just and sustainable tomorrow.

The future starts with a dream.
The future starts with us.
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