Jersey Renews, a diverse coalition working toward state-based policy solutions to address climate change, has laid out 10 core principles that must be the foundation for any just, green economic recovery. The report, A Roadmap Toward a Just, Green Recovery, was released and distributed to the co-chairs of Governor Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council, which has been tasked with drafting recommendations on what a long-term economic recovery will look like for the state. Twenty five faith, environmental, labor and social justice organizations have endorsed the recommendations, which were crafted based on input from more than twenty partners.

The report emphasized that to achieve a just and green recovery, NJ decision-makers must adhere to the following 10 principles:

1) Expand Resources for Public Health
2) Protect Workers and Our Environment
3) Fully Fund and Electrify Our Transit System
4) Build Up Renewables
5) Buy American
6) Develop a Green Workforce
7) Renew Green and Efficient Buildings
8) Restore Healthy Homes
9) Repair Our Infrastructure
10) Invest Money in the Public Good

Read the press release here.