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Our Work

Working for a Just Transition

All of our work is done in the interest of a Just Transition, a move away from the extraction economy and towards climate solutions that put frontline communities in positions of leadership. Our work occurs at the intersection of social, racial, economic, environmental, and climate justice, where different campaigns and initiatives naturally feed into, complement, and support one another.

    UPROSE champions climate justice and emphasizes fortifying resilience in frontline communities. We acknowledge the unequal impacts of climate change on underserved communities and strive to mitigate these issues. 

    • Community Owned Solar
    • Brooklyn Army Terminal Sunset Park Solar
    • Sunset Park Solar Expansion
    • Offshore Wind Advocacy

    View all Energy Democracy projects.

    With a pronounced emphasis on youth leadership, UPROSE engages the youth, aiming to nurture the upcoming generation of environmental and social justice advocates.

    • Climate Justice Summer Fellows
    • Climate Justice Youth Summit

    UPROSE underscores the necessity for a seamless transition from an extractive to a regenerative economic model. Collaborating with communities, they pave the way for sustainable and balanced local development solutions.

    • GRID Plan
    • Small Business Resiliency
    • Transportation Justice

    UPROSE advocates for community-driven environmental health and resiliency, recognizing the direct link between our environment’s well-being and our community’s health. Through research and sustainable practices, we ensure our neighborhoods have both clean resources and the resilience to face climate challenges, aiming for a harmonious and enduring future.

    • Learning Circles

    UPROSE champions community-driven arts and culture as catalysts for change, celebrating our diverse heritage and inspiring collective action. Through local stories, traditions, and artistic expressions, we foster unity and amplify our community’s shared voice.

    • Cultural Events
    • Social Justice Movie Nights