We use a “Green New Deal” frame because of the existing political movement, though the substance of our principles exceed loyalty to any title. We support coalitions across the country utilizing different frames embodying the once-in-a-generation fight against climate change while creating good paying jobs, dismantling unjust institutional practices, and building community power.
Around the country, a movement is building to make the 2020s the “Decade of the Green New Deal”. Rising intersectional crises of economic inequality, racial injustice, and the climate emergency necessitate a mobilization on every level.
The GND Cities Resource Hub is an online platform that consolidates resources and strategies from across a national network, builds bridges between policy practitioners, grassroots organizations and activists. The Hub provides practical and replicable proof of concept solutions by cataloging innovations highlighting how they support the principles of a GND. Our resource hub is about creating a virtual space that provides access to a global GND network, strategies for implementation, and frameworks for transformative local policies which can be tailored to the needs of each community. It is designed to democratize access to information, support movements, and break down the geographic barriers and issue silos between partners in the fight to address the climate crisis.
Initial funding for the Green New Deal Cities Resource Hub was provided by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund’s Young Leaders Grant.