Against the backdrop of global climate change, “energy equity” translates into the fair distribution of benefits and burdens from energy production and consumption. The Partnership Southern Equity works with its partners to educate and engage low-income communities and communities of color about the sourcing and commodification of power generation in Georgia. While unfamiliar to many residents, those policies significantly impact household utility bills and impinge on the overall quality of air, water and other natural resources that affect our health and well-being.
The Just Energy Circle (JEC) seeks to inspire new, diverse, authentic leadership that is recognized in prominent decision-making positions in both civic and private sectors. It aims to establish structures to ensure that energy opportunities are available to all, including low-income protections, reduced energy costs, and employment. It represents an ecosystem of diverse business, political, and community interests. JEC partners believe that this approach is the future of the sustainability movement and that the future of our communities is dependent upon the ability to provide Just Energy for all.
JEC invites residents across Georgia to apply to be a part of the first Just Energy Academy (JEA). This seven (7) month leadership development program was created to educate the next generation of equity leaders on energy equity and climate justice issues. JEA is a competitive program for youth and adults who aspire to be energy equity leaders in their communities.