Good jobs do not compromise people or the health of the planet
Today, Northern Manhattan’s high poverty and unemployment rate is caused by decades of poor and often racist public policy around jobs, housing and homeownership, education, policing, and more. With a global climate crisis on the horizon, we know what type of economic investment our communities need that will also protect our health. Extracting and burning fossil fuels and other polluting industries should have nothing to do with it.
We must shift our local economy towards one that is based on sustainable production and consumption, while also ensuring that low-income residents and people of color are fully included in the transition of the workforce to a greener economy.