Message from the Director: December 2018

As I reflect on this year of growth and victories, I am grateful for the support and collaboration from so many friends, colleagues, and allies.

We kicked off the year by strengthening provisions in the state’s first offshore wind procurement to ensure high-quality local jobs and by securing the GC3’s recommendation for stronger climate goals that will require an expansion of renewable energy.

We’ve now spent the last few weeks helping to shape the incoming Governor’s climate and energy policies.  CRCJ board chair John Harrity and I both served on the energy policy committee advising the Lamont-Bysiewicz Transition Team.  That experience of working intensively with a diverse group of stakeholders who often disagree left me hopeful for what might be accomplished in 2019.

And the growing national movement for a “Green New Deal” provides a broader social justice framing for CRCJ’s call to “put people to work protecting the climate.”  We have come a long way, but we have so much farther to go. Thank you for being part of the journey!

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Aisha K. Staggers
Author: Aisha K. Staggers

Provider of "proactive and strategic communications" with a solid background in print and digital journalism. Communications Director of Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs.