Compass Conference February 6th – 12th, 2021
Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light is co-sponsoring the 2021 New Green Economy Compass Conference coming up in February!
Find information about the conference, registration, and the schedule below.
Join us for the 2021 New Green Economy Compass Conference!
The New Green Economy Compass Conference will enable people from organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley region to learn about and strategize around approaches to economic development that foster both sustainability and equitable employment. National, regional and local strategies will all be focused on. These include furthering the Green New Deal and capturing green stimulus funding for projects focused on growing Green Collar jobs for underserved communities. Innovative cooperative community development programs will be featured. Community, environmental, labor and religious organizations will be engaged in both planning the conference and implementing the strategies that emerge.
We will be meeting over Zoom. Click the link above to register for the event and instructions on how to join!
Saturday, February 6 (9-11 am CT)
Opening Keynote from Colette Pichon-Battle,
Workshop on the Green New Deal and the Southeast, and Strategy Session
Monday, February 8 – Thursday, February 11
Workshops (Noon and 6 pm CT):
Monday (Feb 2nd, Noon): Energy Democracy and Economy
Monday (Feb 2nd, 6pm): Energy Jobs in a Green Economy
Tuesday (Feb 9th, Noon): Labor and Green Jobs
Tuesday (Feb 9th, 6pm): Equitable Transportation and Green Jobs
Wednesday (Feb 10th, Noon): Regenerative Agriculture
Wednesday (Feb 10th, 6pm): Federal Stimulus & Green Jobs
Thursday (Feb 11th, Noon): Religion, Labor and Ecology
Thursday (Feb 11th, 6pm): Worker Co-ops and Green Jobs
Friday, February 12 (10:00 am CT)
Closing Strategy Session
Speakers & Workshop Leaders
Keynote Speaker: Colette Pichon-Battle
Saturday, February 6th at 9:00am
Founder and Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & PolicyColette is a generational native of Bayou Liberty, Louisiana. As founder and Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, she develops programming focused on Equitable Disaster Recovery, Global Migration, Community Economic Development, Climate Justice and Energy Democracy. Colette works with local communities, national funders and elected officials in the post-Katrina/post-BP disaster recovery. Pichon Battle works to advance equitable recovery from climate disasters ranging from hurricanes to oil drilling disasters. In addition to developing advocacy initiatives that intersect race, systems of power and ecology, Pichon Battle manages GCCLP’s legal services for immigration law and disaster law. She was named an Echoing Green Climate fellow in 2015 and in 2019 was named an Obama Fellow for her work with Black and Native communities on the frontline of climate change.
…other workshop leaders to be announced!
Sponsors & Co-Sponsors
Appalachian Voices | People’s Justice Council
Memphis and Mid-South Regional Chapter of the Climate Reality Project
Nashville Chapter of the Climate Reality Project
Sierra Club – Harvey Broome Group | Sierra Club – Middle Tennessee Group
Southeast Center for Cooperative Development | Southeast Climate and Energy Network
Southeast Faith Leaders Network | Sunrise Movement- Nashville Chapter
Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light| Tennessee Valley Democracy Movement
Creation Care Ministries of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church