A San Diego region that achieves zero carbon by 2035 through a fair and just transition for workers and communities of concern, the creation of good family-sustaining union jobs, and the development of affordable, equitable, and inclusive communities powered by 100% clean, renewable energy.
Advance environmental and social justice:
Ensure everyone enjoys clean air and water, healthcare, culturally appropriate food, housing, and the resources to not just survive, but to thrive. Support reparations for indigenous and Black communities. Work to understand and mitigate harmful impacts of a transition to a zero carbon future on communities of concern and our interdependence with others outside of our region.
Advance transformative engagement of our communities:
Ensure meaningful participation and leadership from communities of concern in the transition to zero carbon. Promote climate education.
Ensure a just transition for workers:
Advance the creation of good, family-sustaining union jobs by increasing workers’ earning power, guaranteeing collective bargaining, requiring prevailing wages, and incentivizing worker-directed enterprises, all while supporting workplace development in communities of concern. Provide a just transition to workers impacted by a transitioning economy by providing severance packages, a climate job guarantee, wage and benefit parity, retirement security, free education, and family healthcare.
Achieve 100% clean, renewable energy by 2035:
Re-envision energy usage and infrastructure in the San Diego region through the promotion of energy efficiency and the democratization of energy systems, i.e. Community Choice Energy, community and rooftop solar, and microgrids.
Promote sustainable communities, housing, and transit:
Create affordable and inclusive bikeable, walkable, transit-friendly communities that are connected to schools, jobs, shopping, and parks, while actively working to prevent displacement. Build a world-class regional transit system that is free to youth and rivals travel by car. End policies that incentivize vehicle use. Plant and maintain a robust urban forest.
Transform our relationship with natural resources and the environment:
Protect and restore wildlife habitats and ecosystems in the interest of advancing the health and wellbeing of native species and our communities. Achieve sustainable and regenerative food systems. Learn and amplify the knowledge of indigenous communities in regenerative practices.
Adapt to a changing climate:
Prioritize investments in adaptation infrastructure and public facilities such as shade structures and cooling centers in communities of concern. Support equitable and science-based efforts to plan relocation from the coastline as sea levels rise. Provide housing and support to climate refugees.
We’re a community with a natural bias toward action and collaboration. We carry the load together by building purposeful relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision of a San Diego Green New Deal.
We stand in solidarity with struggles for climate, racial, economic, and social justice. Our collective survival requires us to replace a worldview that is deeply rooted in white supremacy, hierarchy, and dominance with a cooperative, egalitarian, and explicitly anti-racist vision for our future.
The people that make up our Alliance come from all walks of life. We respect and value diverse life experiences and work hard to create an environment that is inclusive of all. We’re marching toward a more sustainable, equitable, and just future for our region.
We bring passion and energy to this work, knowing that growing the base of engaged, active advocates is essential to winning a San Diego Green New Deal. We are agile and flexible, responding to local, statewide, and federal opportunities to advance our vision.
We are a grassroots coalition of 58 local businesses, environmental, labor, social justice, and community-based organizations, in partnership with countless volunteers, dedicated to the fight for climate, jobs, and justice.
But we can’t win a San Diego Green New Deal without you!
Join a working group or sign your organization up as an Alliance member to get active.