100% Renewable Energy Economy in Mississippi is Possible!
Mississippi has taken its first step toward a solar powered future with the passage of the net metering rule. Though it is a positive step in the right direction, there is much more we need to do to transition to 100% renewable energy (solar, wind and water). That is why Steps Coalition would like to invite you to be a part of a strategic planning initiative to build and advocate for a just transition in Mississippi.
WHAT Steps Coalition is convening a series of planning meetings to develop a strategic action for a grass roots campaign to build and advocate for a solar powered Mississippi.
WHO We are inviting our coalition partners and allies and coastal residents to be a part of the planning effort. Individuals with varying degrees of knowledge about renewable energy are invited. All that is required to participate is a passion to work for a more just, equitable and sustainable Mississippi Gulf Coast.
WHEN We will meet Thursdays in December and January at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at De Miller Hall, 610 Water St. Biloxi. Free dinner will be provided. The full schedule is listed below:
Solar Together Planning Meeting Schedule
November 17 Defining Just Transition and mapping opportunities and challenges
December 1 Let’s talk strategy: Discussing the components of three pronged strategy: 1) Education and organizing; 2) Policy Advocacy; and 3) Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship
December 8 Writing the Plan: Education and Organizing
January 5 Writing the Plan: Education and Organizing Part 2
January 12 Writing the Plan: Policy Advocacy
January 19 Writing the Plan: Policy Advocacy Part 2
January 26 Writing the Plan: Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship
Meeting topics are subject to change based on the interests and needs of participants.