CH-CH-CHANGES: The Just Transition Collaborative is no longer active. Two founding members have accepted jobs elsewhere, continuing the important work needed for a Just Transition.
Manuela Sifuentes left CU Boulder in April 2020 to become a Language Access Program Manager with the City of Boulder. This is exciting for us, because so much of Manuela’s/JTC’s work was about how much we wanted the City of Boulder to take language access more seriously as a just transition value. We encourage everyone to share this amazing resource she has helped launch already: https://bouldercolorado.gov/informacion-en-espanol
existing city programs, services and content available online in Spanish;
requesting a free interpreter for any city meeting;
signing up to receive city information in Spanish through a text message communication pilot known as City Text Boulder; and
using automated language translations on any page on the city website
Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish left CU Boulder in June 2020 to work remotely for Movement Strategy Center, the NGO Boulder County hired this past year as facilitators and consultants on a just transition, along with JTC. Michelle long has known MSC, and we encourage everyone to check out their website: https://movementstrategy.org/
Dave Ciplet and Phaedra C. Pezzullo remain on faculty at CU Boulder. In addition to our own research and teaching that we are carrying on, we’ll be reorganizing just transition efforts along a new climate center.
The Just Transition Collaborative (JTC) was active from 2016-2020. We engaged in community partnerships to advance social and environmental justice in the transition from fossil fuels to a renewable-based economy and in response to climate change. We worked to support leadership of underrepresented groups to foster more equitable energy, climate and employment practices and policies, and to produce community-relevant research.