from Sierra Club, 7/18/21
The Ready For 100 Activist Toolkit is a one-stop shop for any team or activist who wants to move their community to 100% clean, renewable energy for all. It is a living, values-driven, action-oriented blueprint for building a local campaign and gaining skills needed to score grassroots wins. With an extensive Campaign Roadmap and various skill modules, this toolkit is meant for everyone who wants to help achieve a just and equitable transition and a future where everyone can thrive.
Our communities are our strength, but right now, many are struggling. From high unemployment to racial injustice to public health emergencies to droughts and floods — interlocking crises are impacting communities now. And time and time again, the most vulnerable are affected first and worst.
This summer, we have a historic chance to build back bolder by addressing climate change, racial injustice, and unemployment all at once through a transition to 100% clean energy. But the Biden Administration can’t achieve this vision on its own. We need to build power on the ground, and demonstrate our support for a just clean energy transition locally — city by city, block by block, and person by person.
To date, 183 cities from Atlanta to Cleveland to Boise and beyond have already set 100% clean energy goals. Many of those commitments were supported by local Ready For 100 activists, volunteers, and allies who over the years have learned a thing or two about grassroots organizing. Rooted in our values, this toolkit brings together many of those learnings to provide a roadmap on how to build a team, reach your decision-makers, and win local, equitable clean energy victories.
Local clean energy solutions will cut pollution, create family-sustaining jobs, lower energy bills, and repair harms to vulnerable communities who suffer from local environmental injustices. We believe everybody has a right to this vision — and we know that no two cities will have the same path to meeting their communities’ needs. That’s why we’re calling on you.
Our solutions need to be transformational, democratic, and accessible. When it comes to climate action, it’s time to equitably power our communities forward. It’s time for 100% clean energy for, of, and by the people. It’s time for a just clean energy transition that doesn’t leave anyone behind.
Clean energy is key to powering towards a better, brighter future for all. Let’s work together to make sure 100% clean energy is for everyone — starting in your community.