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Environmental Justice Leaders Workgroup

Climate Work

Help Tacoma Plan Its Climate Future 

Tacoma needs to hear from diverse voices as the City plans for its climate future and Tacoma City Council considers approving a new Climate Justice Plan to be developed over the next year.


Environmental Justice (EJ) Leaders Workgroup will participate in facilitated virtual discussions about local social justice and environmental issues and also make recommendations about how the City should make investments and take action to address environmental injustices and ensure equitable distribution of environmental benefits. The Workgroup will identify and develop community-driven and equity-oriented climate actions that recognize the agency of frontline communities in climate work. They will be given the opportunity to write a unique section of the Plan that reflects the Workgroup’s collective voice.

 

Engagement Overview

With the help of the EJ Workgroup, Tacoma can center the voices of frontline communities – those that are underrepresented, underserved, or made vulnerable, and expected to experience the first and worst consequences of climate change. The Climate Justice Plan will help guide City priorities, policy, and investments that work toward a just and sustainable future. We understand and value that people know best how to engage with their own communities, and encourage Ambassadors to engage with their communities in their own way.

To value their time and commitment, EJ Workgroup Leaders are eligible for a $1,000 stipend for their contribution to Climate Justice Action Planning from September 2020 – September 2021. These stipends are conditional based on the fulfillment of Workgroup responsibilities.

 

Workgroup responsibilities:

 

Participation Timeline: September 2020 - September 2021

  • Monthly two-hour meetings to guide development of Tacoma's Climate Justice Plan 
  • Regular communications with Workgroup coordinators and peers 
  • Regular engagement support between Workgroup and your communities

 

For questions, please contact Erin Dilworth with Citizens for a Healthy Bay at edilworth@healthybay.org.

  

 

  

For questions or assistance completing the application, please contact Marquis Mason with Citizens for a Healthy Bay at mmason@healthybay.org or (360) 936-0236.

  

 

Engagement Overview

 

With your help, Tacoma can center the voices of frontline communities – those that are underrepresented, underserved, or made vulnerable, and expected to experience the first and worst consequences of climate change. The Climate Justice Plan will help guide City priorities, policy, and investments that work toward a just and sustainable future. We understand and value that people know best how to engage with their own communities, and encourage Ambassadors to engage with their communities in their own way.

 

By submitting this application, you may be eligible for up to $600 in participation stipends across two program periods. All applicants are invited to be Climate Justice Ambassadors upon completing training and engagement activities:

Period 1: September – December 2020

  • Orientation, training, and workshop (5 hours, September - October)
  • Engagement activity implementation (4-7 hours, October - November)
  • Reporting and compensation (1-2 hours, November – December)

Applications Due September 7, 2020

  

For questions or assistance completing the application, please contact Marquis Mason with Citizens for a Healthy Bay at mmason@healthybay.org or (360) 936-0236.

  

 

Engagement Overview

 

With your help, Tacoma can center the voices of frontline communities – those that are underrepresented, underserved, or made vulnerable, and expected to experience the first and worst consequences of climate change. The Climate Justice Plan will help guide City priorities, policy, and investments that work toward a just and sustainable future. We understand and value that people know best how to engage with their own communities, and encourage Ambassadors to engage with their communities in their own way.

 

By submitting this application, you may be eligible for up to $600 in participation stipends across two program periods. All applicants are invited to be Climate Justice Ambassadors upon completing training and engagement activities:

Period 1: September – December 2020

  • Orientation, training, and workshop (5 hours, September - October)
  • Engagement activity implementation (4-7 hours, October - November)
  • Reporting and compensation (1-2 hours, November – December)

Applications Due September 7, 2020

  

For questions or assistance completing the application, please contact Marquis Mason with Citizens for a Healthy Bay at mmason@healthybay.org or (360) 936-0236.

  

 

Engagement Overview

 

With your help, Tacoma can center the voices of frontline communities – those that are underrepresented, underserved, or made vulnerable, and expected to experience the first and worst consequences of climate change. The Climate Justice Plan will help guide City priorities, policy, and investments that work toward a just and sustainable future. We understand and value that people know best how to engage with their own communities, and encourage Ambassadors to engage with their communities in their own way.

 

By submitting this application, you may be eligible for up to $600 in participation stipends across two program periods. All applicants are invited to be Climate Justice Ambassadors upon completing training and engagement activities:

Period 1: September – December 2020

  • Orientation, training, and workshop (5 hours, September - October)
  • Engagement activity implementation (4-7 hours, October - November)
  • Reporting and compensation (1-2 hours, November – December)