On Earth Day 2022, we’re excited to celebrate that the Green New Deal is here.
In 2021, more than 30 Green New Deal co-sponsors submitted funding requests for community projects that encapsulate the core pillars of the Green New Deal: Jobs, Justice, and Decarbonization. In 2022, the funding for these projects passed Congress and were signed into law by the President.
Stretching from Hawaii to Vermont, more than 60 GND-certified Community Projects include jobs and job training programs in sustainable building, rail expansion, bike infrastructure, trail infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and more. They also include efforts to curb the effects of climate change through resiliency, restoration, and preparation projects. Some GND projects also focus on environmental justice through the implementation of ADA-compliant green infrastructure, reimagining public spaces in frontline communities, and providing education and workforce training to underserved communities.
Individually, these projects are great for each community, and when you look at them as a whole, you begin to see the foundations for a federal Green New Deal.
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