Who We Are
Gulf South for a Green New Deal (#GulfSouth4GND) is a regional formation of more than 350 organizations advancing long-existing work towards climate, racial, and economic justice in five states and one colonial territory across the Gulf South: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico.
Rooted in bottom-up organizing and driven by frontline leadership, we move together on policy, regional action campaigns, and strategic communications. As the nation’s first formation advancing a regional vision for a just climate transition, we are committed to the realization of a uniquely Gulf South version of a Green New Deal that is anchored in the histories, realities, and power of the region.
How We Move
Gulf South for a Green New Deal is a multi-year, multi-state initiative to address the climate crisis through the advancement of equity and justice along with the creation of living wage, ecologically sustainable jobs.
This regional formation of organizations, networks, small businesses, and engaged residents develops policy, cultivates civic engagement, and advances a uniquely Gulf South version of a Green New Deal. By centering the realities, power, and relevance of the Gulf South (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL) frontlines, Gulf South for a Green New Deal connects long-existing work in the South towards climate, racial, and economic justice.
This initiative advances regional grassroots policy and practices that center laborers, farmers, fisherfolk, tribal nations, and frontline communities in a just transition away from extractive economies that accelerate the global climate crisis. #GulfSouth4GND is building regional power to advance a uniquely southern, collective, frontline vision for a sustainable future.
The Gulf South for a Green New Deal regional initiative advances a uniquely Southern vision and approach to global climate crisis. Coordinated through issues and regional networks, collective efforts center equity and justice in the innovation, advocacy, and creation of jobs that transition the current economy toward a future where every community can survive and thrive.