Energizing the South
For Energy Justice
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.
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.
The People’s Justice Council is a
values-driven organization. Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They include:
Leadership development, advocacy, multiplying from a position of strength
Moral obligation, doing the right thing, fighting for people and communities that are oppressed
Fair distribution of resources, equal opportunity, bottom-up approach to leadership, communities speak for themselves through a democratic process
Just adaptation to climate change impacts, winning by overcoming obstacles, the systematic accomplishment of our vision
Innovation, collaboration, new ways to outreach creating unique and out of the box partnership alignments - we dare to be different to solve the problem
Determination to stay in the fight and win, even when it is really challenging
The People's Justice Toolbox
Providing tools for building power through training and organizing. We work with environmental justice communities to organize from the grassroots up. We advocate and educate for the leadership of grassroots at the planning table for movement building.
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.
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
Interfaith Environmental Justice for Changemakers May 24
Join PJC Executive Director and Grist 2020 Fixer Rev Michael Malcom and Program and Policy Director Kyle Crider as we explore EJ from an interfaith perspective through the School of Global Citizenry. Sign up now!
Energizing the South for Energy Justice May 26
Why is my electric bill so high? Our next Energizing the South for Energy Justice Meeting will take place Wed., May 26 at 6 PM Central. Join us as we explore the concept of energy burden (percent of income spent on energy bills) and why the Southeast is lagging in the main way to reduce energy burden: energy efficiency. Register Now!