The Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition is building a just transition to a renewable energy economy. Through statewide advocacy and local organizing campaigns, we work to make a difference on energy, economic, environmental and climate justice right now. Through collective community planning meetings, we are creating a Louisiana People's Power Plan. We work together to build democracy from the ground up to create solutions for the future we need.
LOUISIANA ENERGY DEMOCRACY COALITION AT A GLANCE
A Bit of Background
In 2016, on the heels of the Clean Power Plan, advocates across Louisiana came together for a Peoples Movement Assembly to discuss challenges and envision a new energy future. Anchored by the Alliance for Affordable Energy, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy and the Sierra Club, the Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition formed to coordinate a community-driven Louisiana People's Power Plan. Guided by the Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing, the Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition strives to lift up leadership across Louisiana towards people-centered, justice-based state policy.
Quarterly Convenings, Peoples Movement Assemblies & Local Campaigns
Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition Quarterly Meetings identify immediate opportunities and alignment to build a community-driven Louisiana People's Power Plan to change energy policies in our state for healthy Louisiana communities.
RSVP for the May 14th Quarterly Meeting in Terrebonne Parish at bit.ly/May14EnergyDemocracy
PEOPLES MOVEMENT ASSEMBLIES
Through Peoples Movement Assemblies, we identify problems, come up with solutions and create action plans to realize change in our communities.
As the Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition focuses on state wide movement building, we are dedicated to sharing information and supporting local initiatives across the state.
"Renewable energy is inevitable. Justice is not."
Dr. Tane Ward, April 2016, during a group discussion at the first Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition convening in Baton Rouge
JOIN THE LOUISIANA ENERGY DEMOCRACY COALITION EMAIL LIST
Get in touch with Louisiana Energy Democracy Coalition to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. Joining the listserv means you'll hear about upcoming Quarterly Meetings, Peoples Movement Assemblies and other events!
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ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY
The Alliance for Affordable Energy safeguards Louisiana’s future by protecting consumers’ right to an affordable, equitable, and environmentally responsible energy system.
DEEP SOUTH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region through research, education, community and student engagement for policy change, as well as health and safety training for environmental careers.
GULF COAST CENTER FOR LAW AND POLICY
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is a non-profit, public interest law firm and justice center with a mission to advance structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP envisions social, economic and political systems throughout the Gulf Coast that promote equity and justice for all people.
The Sierra Club's mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; and to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.