The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed by the U.S. government in 2022 provides a historic climate investment of $369 billion aimed at reducing emissions by 40% by 2030. This is a huge step forward in U.S. climate policy and a massive opportunity to promote climate equity in communities across the country that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Dream.Org’s Live Green or Die Tryin’ campaign aims to accomplish just that.
The unprecedented climate investment introduced in the IRA supports climate action through tax incentives, infrastructure improvements, and increased access to clean energy. As we implement these investments, we need to make sure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes that put us into this mess. The green economy that we are building needs to be inclusive, and to accomplish that, we need to make sure that the economic opportunities presented benefit and support communities that are suffering from the climate crisis.
It was reported in 2021 that over 250,000 Americans live in “sacrifice zones”, areas primarily inhabited by poor or minority communities where the level of environmental pollution is high enough to become a hazard. These zones are a testament to how decision making – whether vertently or inadvertently – has protected some communities from environmental harm while sacrificing others.
The Live Green or Die Tryin’ campaign aims to connect under-resourced communities to the $369 billion of climate funding in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Dream.Org's Green For All team is working to transform communities that have historically been sacrifice zones into places of economic prosperity. Rather than letting money and jobs flow to the same places, it’s time to make sure everyone has affordable access to clean energy, clean water, and clean air, as well as to the green job opportunities that the new green economy entails. The IRA presents a huge opportunity to do this, and we don’t want to leave anything on the table. The team will work with 25 priority communities over the next 10 years to help access the federal funds needed to meet their unique needs.
How can your community benefit from $369 billion in climate funding? Tell us via the link below!
Live Green Or Die Tryin | Dream.org
$369 billion for climate investments. How will it benefit your community?
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