Promoting Clean Energy and Good Jobs in the Western States, Year 1

WESTERN STATES ORGANIZER

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

May 2005

Amount: 

40,000

Location: 

Portland, OR

This grant was made to The Apollo Alliance to hire Jeremy Hays as one of its two Western States organizers. Jeremy's responsibilities will include establishing, supporting, and guiding state level coalitions of environmental, labor, civil rights and business groups to enact policies and projects that promote clean energy and good jobs. He will develop strong coalitions in five key western states (CA, AZ, CO, MT and OR). He will play a lead role in identifying and establishing key policy and demonstration projects in each of those states that aim to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and create good-paying jobs. The ultimate plan is to get labor and environmental interests and low-income communities involved in pushing for green energy jobs. As organizer, Jeremy will keep the process moving and help provide valuable resources and information.

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