Advance the inclusion of lower income and marginalized communities in climate justice decision-making within the Clean Power Plan and TVA.
Develop with clergy a statewide clergy sign-on letter to advance a climate justice policy. Obtain the signatures of 50 clergy before mid-year.
Regional Partner and Member Engagement
Each of TIPL’s regions (Greater East TN, Greater Knoxville, Greater Nashville) will arrange one or more climate vigils and clergy panel seminars. Knoxville TIPL will partner to weatherize two lower income homes. We will reach out to other faith communities through their regional faith group associations and will meaningfully engage our existing partners.
TIPL will attend the IPL annual meeting and its regular national conference calls and promote the IPL Preach-in and Cool Congregation programs. TIPL will network with other state IPLs and regional partners in advancing energy equity through the Clean Power Plan. TIPL will convene a bi-monthly IPL conference of state IPL leaders that focuses on lower income engagement in their states’ CPP implementation planning process.
TIPL will develop funds to meet its 2016 budget of $6,600.
The Steering Committee will have monthly conference calls and arrange the Fourth TIPL Annual Meeting in September 2016. The Steering Committee will hold a one-day leadership development retreat.
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