Our primary goal is to hasten a rapid and just transition to renewable energy. We need strong grassroots momentum that calls for a rethinking of our energy system from the bottom up, and we are animated by a vision of a city and state powered by 100% equitable and community-led renewables. To realize this vision, we work to change three conditions:
Awareness We work to:
Alert the public to the risks that the development of shale gas infrastructure projects poses to the climate and public health.
Amplify the work that other groups are doing to educate the public about the risks of these projects
Spotlight the undemocratic way shale gas infrastructure is reviewed and rubber-stamped by FERC
Vision alternative systems of governance and energy ownership
Attitudes We aim to:
Dispel the false impression that shale gas is safe and that its development benefits the climate
Stimulate protests against FERC’s rigged review process
Foster the understanding that a transition to renewable energy is not only possible, but additionally led or owned by communities and there are groups currently making this happen
Action Once people are aware and motivated to act, we empower people by:
Mentoring and teaching individuals how to lead their communities so that we can collectively magnify our reach.
Building a movement that models respectful, collaborative, bottom-up organizing.
Meeting people where they are, i.e., understanding that all tactics are not for everyone and working with individual preferences – for instance, if someone is passionate about media outreach, we will work with them to create press releases.
Lending direct support to our grassroots allies around the state via art building, strategy training, and media outreach.
Instigating and supporting action and alliances at the local, statewide, and regional levels.