Fair Climate Project Events
Join people across the country speaking up to ensure fair and equitable solutions to the climate crisis for underserved communities.
Southeast Fair Climate Summit
May 19-20, 2011 - Jacksonville, Florida
Hosted by National Wildlife Federation, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Democracia USA, and US Climate Action Network
The purpose of the Southeast Fair Climate Summit is to bring together community leaders to strengthen our collective understanding about the intersections between climate change, clean air and water, dirty energy, economic growth, and the health and safety of our communities. We hope to create new and strengthen existing relationships among the attendees in order to learn from and support each other's work and identify areas where collaboration can make our work more successful.
- Discuss critical issues related to the human and natural resource impacts of climate change in the Southeast
- Share success stories and model initiatives for building resilient, sustainable communities
- Map out current capacity across the Southeast and discuss ways to further build our collective capacity
- Strengthen relationships among leaders committed to creating resilient communities and equitable solutions to climate change
- Identify potential areas for future collaboration
Please contact Katharine Pelzer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Conferences and Briefings
Each year, the Fair Climate Project team is actively involved in many conferences and events with organizations across the country. We have consistently presented on panels, engaged activists, presented reports, educated attendees, recruited volunteers, and collaborated with national leaders during these events that deal with climate change, clean energy, green jobs, transportation, public health, social justice and minority issues.
We are always looking for additional events to participate in so if you have an upcoming opportunity then please email us at email@example.com.
Recently, we have participated in conferences and briefings with the following organizations:
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
- Good Jobs Green Jobs
- Hip Hop Caucus
- Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- National Conference of Black Mayors
- National Council of La Raza
- National Urban League
- New Partners for Smart Growth
We think that it is crucial for community leaders to connect with one another, learn from each other, and meet with decision makers in Washington, DC. Through our Fair Climate Leader fly-ins, we bring a group of leaders from all across the country to do just that. We have held several of these events over the past two years, bringing in leaders from various communities including faith, African American, Latino, Urban, Rural, and many others.
If you are interested in participating in one of our Leader Fly-ins, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fair Climate Project hosts Fair Climate Summits in different regions across the country. At our Regional Fair Climate Summits, we bring together community leaders from across social movements and business networks to inform each other of the work we are doing and how it intersects with efforts to curb climate change; identify events, media opportunities, and other points of collaboration that we can work together to advocate for a Fair Climate Agenda, develop a shared set of principles and policy objectives for which we can collectively advocate.
Check out where we've held summits in the past:
Southwest Fair Climate Summit - June 15, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sponsors included: National Wildlife Federation, Native Workplace, New Energy Economy, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, and the Sierra Club.
Midwest Fair Climate Summit - June 24-25, 2009 in Southfield, MI - Sponsors included: The Heat and Warmth Fund, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Parsons and Associates, Michigan Environmental Council, Plains Justice, Institute for Community Resource Development, Oxfam America, Global Exchange, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program, National Wildlife Federation, and the Women's Environment and Development Organization.
Gulf Coast Fair Climate Summit - April 17, 2009 in New Orleans, LA - Sponsors included: Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Women's Environment & Development Organization, National Wildlife Federation, Global Green USA, Alliance for Affordable Energy, Gulf Restoration Network, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans, and the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.
To get involved in future summits please email us at email@example.com.