June 29, 2021 11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Several years ago, residents of Appalachia — faced with the prospect of doubling down on fracking and oil, gas, and petrochemical development — began holding community-based “visioning” sessions to reimagine local economic development. The effort grew to include small-scale, community-based economic development work, but also a regionwide campaign focused on federal investment.
Today, a multifaceted and multi-constituency effort to “Reimagine Appalachia” has exploded in local and national headlines and is gathering critical regional support and momentum. A movement to reverse the historic environmental and economic disinvestment in people of color in the region has also begun. This is all happening at a moment when historic climate infrastructure legislation is being proposed and a coal-state senator holds the key swing vote.
Join the webinar to learn how work being done in Appalachia could inform equitable and sustainable community development in your region as well as build the critical political support for the strongest national climate infrastructure plan possible.
Reimagining Coal Country
2 p.m. ET June 29
Marcia Dinkins, Black Women Rising and Black Appalachian Coalition
Angie Rosser, West Virginia Rivers and ReImagine Appalachia
Kelly Yagatich, The Climate Reality Project
This educational briefing is co-hosted by Climate and Energy Funders Group, Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Health and Environmental Funders Network’s Past Petro Program, and The Funders Network.
It is informational in nature and open to funders only.