Climate Jobs PDX is a project of Portland Jobs with Justice that works to be part of the solution to the climate crisis through a focus on jobs that help create and provide a just transition away from fossil fuels in a way that particularly benefits those POC, immigrant, low income, and indigenous communities that have been most affected the climate crisis and its causes.
The Climate Jobs PDX project has played important roles in campaigns such as winning the Portland Clean Energy Fund. At the Climate Strike event in Portland, Climate Jobs PDX hosted workshops on the effects of climate crisis on workers, job creation to combat the crisis, and union supported just transition legislation. The committee has held successful Labor 101 trainings for environmental groups and have held the line for the environmental efforts to be pro-Labor, including a Community Solar project! Climate Jobs has inserted Labor’s voice on both the COVID-19 and Climate Emergency declaration passed by City Council.
Recently, the committee moved Portland Jobs with Justice to endorse the Green Stimulus, which call for COVID-19 relief and stimulus packages to contribute to a Just Recovery by upholding these five principles:
Read more about the Green Stimulus and the impressive list of co-signers, here!
The climate crisis demands that:
We stop fighting each other.
We stop selfish consumption.
We meet everyone’s needs. housing, healthcare,
education, food, child and elder care, transportation etc.
The crisis demands that we mobilize to address it modeled on the farsighted jobs program of the New Deal and the remarkable mobilization of our resources and workforce in World War Two. We will have to break the power of the corporations!
Climate Jobs PDX meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Portland JwJ meetings will be held via video or conference call until further notice.
The next Climate Jobs PDX meeting is scheduled for September 16, 2020 from 5:30-7pm.
Click Here to send an email to the Climate Jobs chairperson to join the email list and for information on how to join the virtual meeting.
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