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Going Beyond: Climate Action and Equity

March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Climate change negatively affects us all, but our communities of color and low-income residents are most severely impacted and are often not part of designing solutions. Land planning disparities, proximity to pollution, and limited financial resources are common contributors to this imbalance. Princeton’s Climate Action Plan was designed to promote equity while achieving climate action. Join us on March 10 to learn what Princeton is doing to ensure an environmentally just approach.

In order to accommodate each of our presenters, the start time for this event has been shifted to 6:00 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Please know that this event will be recorded and available on our webpage a few days later.

We will host four experienced speakers on this topic:

Crystal Pruitt, Deputy Director for Clean Energy Equity of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, will describe how the state is acting to ensure the equitable deployment of it’s clean energy technologies and energy efficiency programs.
Mayu Takeuchi, a member of the Princeton Student Climate Initiative who is working with the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance’s Curriculum Committee, will join us to share her experience engaging and empowering environmental justice communities.
Frida Ruiz, a member of the Princeton Student Climate Initiative and founder of a local environmental education initiative called The Green Cause, will join us to share her experience engaging and empowering environmental justice communities.

Linda Oppenheim, a member of Not In Our Town Princeton and a participant in Princeton’s Civil Rights Commission’s Task Force, and Jean Durbin, member of the Civil Rights Commission, will share the Racial Equity Toolkit, designed for program and policy decision making. The event will be moderated by Kim Dorman of the Princeton Public Library.

Our 2020-21 Great Ideas series explores the additional, positive benefits we get from taking action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate change. This program is the third of four in this series focused on the co-benefits.

Please register for this Zoom webinar today. Sponsorship for Sustainable Princeton’s Great Ideas Events is provided by NRG Energy, Inc. Events are held in partnership with the Princeton Public Library.


March 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Sustainable Princeton