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by Dr. Joanna Person-Michener












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Joanna Person-Michener is a climate-informed mental health therapist and soon-to-be ecotherapist. She enjoys time with friends and family, hiking, and tending to her backyard chickens. Her roots in sustainability and climate run deep.  She achieved her doctorate at the University of Arkansas where she studied how civic agriculture may contribute to disaster resilience by enhancing community capitals. She has volunteered with numerous organizations to advance action on the climate crisis, particularly national legislation, including 1sky,, the Omni Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology, and currently serves on the CCL Social Media team. She was a founding volunteer and board member with Tri Cycle Farms and the Green Village Foundation, nonprofits dedicated to promoting sustainable food security. She worked at the Applied Sustainability Center where she wrote grants and co-led programs to advance clean energy legislation and local initiatives by educating state legislators and municipal leaders. 



Revolutionary Power, Energy Transition: Adaptations from Dr. Shalanda Baker

A Presentation by  Shelley Buonaiuto














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Revolutionary Power:  Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition by Dr. Shalanda H. Baker

Excerpt:  Every aspect of the energy system is up for grabs in the transition:  the determination of who owns our energy resources and can access economic benefits attached to them; the fight for who can generate energy for their own use or their community’s use; and the battle over how energy is distributed, at the local or regional level.  The ability to access and shape energy policies that create clean air, clean water, open space, and affordable electricity turns on the design of the new system.  Just as early environmental justice advocates drew the link between toxic dumping in Black communities and civil rights, the rights to access and shape clean energy policy in service of marginalized communities should be seen as part of the corpus of civil rights.  Energy policy is the domain of the next generation of civil rights.

League Board member Shelley Buonaituto presented a summary of Shalanda H. Baker's Revolutionary Power to the Climate Change Book Forum in Fayetteville in the Spring of 2021. These are her slides.




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