Our Overarching Strategy = Activist DNA
STRAND 1: DEFEND COMMUNITIES FROM THE COSTS & RISKS OF FOSSIL-FUEL AND NUCLEAR ENERGY EXPLOITATION
STRAND 2: CREATE THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS WE NEED TODAY
At New Energy Economy we employ an interwoven strategy of confronting and opposing the root cause of climate disruption AND creating alternative projects that build on our established strengths and provide sustainable community engagement opportunities. It will take all of us to improve our climate and support our economy, therefore it is critically important that capacity-building and engagement around a clean energy economy reflect the diversity of our community.
New Energy Economy sees its role as that of interpreter and capacity-builder. We provide the technical and legal information that communities across New Mexico need to protect themselves from the social, economic, health, and environmental costs of extractive energy and to realize their visions for a sustainable energy future. We educate, organize, and build the capacity of community leaders in order to cultivate energy democracy as well as provide opportunities for communities to raise their voices for clean, affordable energy alternatives.
New Energy Economy also works with communities to expose the vision of what’s possible by creating model community projects with tangible results aligned with policy goals.
We conduct programming in the following areas: