Progress Throughout Our History

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Over the years, the Just Transition Alliance has:

  • Helped to create a position opposing carbon trading—showing why false solutions like offsetting carbon from vehicles by planting trees and making fuels from food crops only benefit the fossil fuel industry.
  • Led the charge against “net-zero” at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow (COP26) and was part of the effort that influenced Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s staff to remove net-zero language from the Green New Deal.
  • As a member of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance and Coming Clean, influenced Dollar Store chains to remove toxic chemicals from specific products, a benefit to low-income consumers, people of color and workers who produce and purchase these items.
  • Started a campaign to transition away from the production and use of plastics and toward sustainable products that do not harm consumers, the environment and workers on the production line. All while growing a local economy to scale.
  • Helped to inspire the Environmental Justice for All Act, drafted and proposed by the Natural Resources Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Raul Grijalva, and is now on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Through the blending of the environmental justice and just transition movements, helped mentor, organize and cultivate the climate justice movement, which incorporates the tenets of both environmental justice and just transition, recognizing that addressing the disproportionate impacts of toxic industries that workers and communities of color experience is key to avoiding climate catastrophe.


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