Here’s a few moments from the event:
CEED was founded by researchers, educators and community activists in Minneapolis, MN. The organization aims to build local capacity through climate policy education and research, build local capacity through developing local and state environmental justice networks, and support grassroots leadership on energy and environmental justice issues. Check out some of CEED’s great work and research here.
Here’s a bit of what they’ve been working on this summer via their social media:
“Check out the CEED feature article in the June 2015 Mother Earth issue of Minnesota Women’s Press.”
-via CEED on Facebook, May 27, 2015
“Minneapolis CEED-sters: COMMUNITY ACTION ALERT
The City of Minneapolis is moving forward with its plans to purchase the Roof Depot site in East Phillips without incorporating public input – residents have been vocal about their vision for turning this site in an overburdened neighborhood into part of a sustainable community. Call your Council Member by June 4th to let them know to support the East Phillips community vision!”
-via CEED on Facebook, June 1, 2015
“Congratulations to the inaugural Maya Wiley Fellows including CEED’s Director of Research Cecilia Martinez. This support will connect local and national energy justice, food justice, and criminal justice organizing to advance transformative racial equity.”
-via CEED on Facebook, June 5, 2015
“Apply for a YELL! fellowship by July 15! Five paid fellows will make a difference in their own communities through learning and hands on community projects from August 2015-April 2016.
Fellows will participate in workshops led by local and national leaders in environmental justice and social activism. You will get to learn about the history of how Indigenous communities and communities of color have been affected by pollution and toxics, and what to do about it.
Learn more details and apply at the link below. Please share and follow CEED for more opportunities to participate!”
-via CEED on Facebook, June 17, 2015
“Building resiliency with Defend Glendale Townhomes stopping the displacement of hundreds of residents with the City Council determining that no proposal could move forward by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority until it was supported by the neighborhood.”
-via CEED on Facebook, July 22, 2015
“This Saturday marks the kickoff for the Climate Justice Alliance’s Summer of Our Power Campaign quilt relay with C2C on the western relay. CEED will contribute a quilt square through the central relay, that with a third eastern relay will deliver quilt squares from across the country at the 10 year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina with Gulf South Rising. We are proud to participate in solidarity with our friends and allies to lift up the amazing work towards a just transition in frontline communities.”
-via CEED on Facebook, July 30, 2015
“Today the US Government released a potentially transformative plan to cut greenhouse gas pollution from the country’s power plants. As part of the movement of communities that will be most impacted by climate change, CEED is reviewing the rule to see what levers exist to ensure environmental justice. Done right by the states, the Clean Power Plan could be an opportunity to build a new energy economy that is strong, healthy and good for all people.”
-via CEED on Facebook, August 3, 2015
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