Build a Community-Based Rural Economy
Rural economic reliance on extractive industries like fossil fuels, factory farming and industrial timber must end. A new economy can be built on regenerative food, natural resource and energy production along with small business innovation, and a strong public sector. Rural policy must prioritize resilient local economies, putting people and communities first.
CREATE LOCAL OWNERSHIP, GOOD JOBS, AND EMPOWER FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
in rural America by utilizing the challenge of the climate crisis.
Use CAPACITY BUILDING AND RESOURCES
to support local and regional governments and non governmental organizations to end reliance on the extractive boom and bust industries.
Enable distributed, COMMUNITY-OWNED CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS
like rooftop and community solar and wind.