WEC recently helped launch Jersey Renews, a coalition of labor, community, environmental and faith based organizations pushing for stronger climate policies here in NJ.

It’s heartening to see Labor Education & Research Now at Rutgers University offering a course examining unions’ responses to climate change. Participants in this online course will learn best practices for communicating about climate change with members and employers, and participate in discussions with other union leaders about the challenges and opportunities climate change presents. The class starts next week, so register today!

There is also an upcoming conference planned for April 21 at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, Beyond Reconciliation: The Potential for Common Ground on the Environment and Labor.

Considering the magnitude of our climate crisis, the risks to New Jersey, and the likelihood of federal inaction, connecting with our labor allies to push for strong climate policy (on a state and local level) is critically important.