Together, we will jump head first into the issue of climate justice mainly because we've been told that we have no choice. If we want to leave a healthy planet for our children and generations to come, experts tell us that we must act now! They say that each of us can do small things individually that together make a big difference. We have also been given simple guidance in regards to what we can do personally to reduce our carbon footprint. We can do things such as, when possible, car pool or take public transportation. We can walk, bike, use less energy/water, and of course, reduce, reuse, and recycle. The bottom line is that we have been blessed with an opportunity to take corrective action now. We can write the vision and make it plain. Again, TOGETHER we can all pitch in and help by doing the small things individually that make a big difference collectively!
Although it is not immediately local, it yet impacts not only our Native American brothers and Sisters here in Minneapolis, but it also impacts every human being on the face of God's beautiful green earth. About 130 miles away from us, a project is in progress affecting White Earth Nation. Line 3 is one of six lines in the same corridor, which experts say can do so much more damage going forward than it already has in the past and is still doing this very day. It has been said that Line 3 "would contribute more to climate change than Minnesota's entire economy." If this is true, then we must act swiftly and lift our voices together, taking a stand with each other as well as with those who are already on the front lines fighting for justice. We must stand together in unity and demand to #StopLine3!
“When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
~ Cree Indians
Direct Justice for Minneapolis
- Issue reimbursement for waste hauling expenses for residents who Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
- Work to expand the city of Minneapolis' solar capacity, to increase the amount of solar-generated energy within our city, and to provide the benefits of locally-generated solar energy to everyone including low-income households, small businesses, nonprofits, as well as senior and veteran home owners.
- Work to give Tax Credits to Businesses and Homeowners who convert to Solar Powers.
- Create jobs in the community to manufacture the solar panels as well as additional jobs created all they way through the installation and maintenance of the solar panels, prioritizing youth, seniors and individuals previously employed to do work on Line 3.