Energizing the South

For Energy Justice

Red Wall & Stairs

According to ACEEE's 2020 Energy Efficiency Scorecard, none of the utilities in the Southeast is ranked in the top 20 for promoting energy efficiency, and Alabama Power is ranked dead last in the country (52 of 52). To see where your state ranks, view ACEEE's State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

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Facing Eviction?

For renters having trouble paying rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or landlords trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. 

State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic. Visit the CFPB’s Rental Assistance Finder to find out what this means for you or details to pass along to those who may need assistance.  

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Interfaith Statement
on Energy and Equity

 

The People's Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light ask for your signature and that of your house of faith.

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Gulf South for a Green New Deal

We are involved with Gulf South for a Green New Deal (#GulfSouth4GND). It is a regional formation of more than 200 organizations advancing long-existing work towards climate, racial, and economic justice in five states across the Gulf South: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. Want to learn more? Click below!

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Southern Communities for a
Green New Deal

We are also involved with the Southern Communities for a Green New Deal (SCGND), which is an organizing and movement building project of the Southeast Climate & Energy Network. This policy platform is the product of the thought leadership of over 100 leaders and advocates from across the South including the members of SCEN, Kingdom Living Temple and Justice First, Dogwood Alliance, and Gulf South for a Green New Deal. Click below to learn more!

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Red Black & Green New Deal

Another formation we are involved with is the Red Black and Green New Deal (#RBGND), which is a multi-year multi-issue initiative designed to educate and catalyze Black people to take actions that mitigate the impact of the global climate crisis on Black Lives. They have released the first National Black Climate Mandate that will inform our organizing and network building, and will bottom-line our engagement with law and policy as we highlight the fight for climate justice in the Vision for Black Lives. Click below to learn more!

Making a Difference

The People’s Justice Council (The PJC) was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in July 2018. Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, The PJC collaborates with interdisciplinary partners globally in all aspects of our work in service to disenfranchised communities.  

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Values

The People’s Justice Council is a

values-driven organization. Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They include:

Empowering

Leadership development, advocacy, multiplying from a position of strength

 

Justice

Moral obligation, doing the right thing, fighting for people and communities that are oppressed 

 

Equitable

Fair distribution of resources, equal opportunity, bottom-up approach to leadership, communities speak for themselves through a democratic process

 

Resilient

Just adaptation to climate change impacts, winning by overcoming obstacles, the systematic accomplishment of our vision

 

Creative

Innovation, collaboration, new ways to outreach creating unique and out of the box partnership alignments - we dare to be different to solve the problem

 

Tenacious

Determination to stay in the fight and win, even when it is really challenging

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Programs

Alabama Interfaith Power and Light

Alabama Interfaith Power and Light (Al IPL) is The People's Justice Council's environmental stewardship program. AL IPL is an interfaith program that sees environmental Stewardship through the lens of faith. We work with congregations to educate and advocate for a healthier planet and people.

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Faith and Justice Education Program

Raising awareness about local environmental justice issues. Providing Organize monthly webinars about faith and justice to engage clergy and community leaders.

This webinar is a partnership with the United Church of Christ and is co-hosted by Rev Dr. Brooks Berndt and Rev Michael Malcolm, MDiv MBA

Events

Help us to spread our love and faith through education and advocacy.