Climate Jobs Rhode Island
The 2020 election results in Rhode Island demonstrated a growing sentiment among voters for a stronger focus on moving the state towards a Green Economy. In the weeks after the election conversations occurred between labor, environmental, and political leaders across the state, and the Climate Jobs Rhode Island (CJRI) group was formed.
The members of CJRI agree to join forces to establish a Just Transition to a Green Economy in Rhode Island. We commit to working together to make Rhode Island a national leader in the development of a 21st Century economy grounded in the principles of economic, environmental, racial, and social justice.
Though Rhode Island is already a national leader in energy efficiency, we cannot let another generation of young people down by continuing to wait to take bold action, nor can we afford to let the Covid-19 recession hold us back toward reaching our goals.