Climate and Clean Energy

People, Planet First

Environmental Justice demands that public policy be based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free from any form of discrimination or bias, and affirms the sacredness of Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, and the right to be free from ecological destruction.


Climate Justice Vision


PLAN works to put People and Planet first. We believe that in order to achieve climate justice we must address the root problems driving the climate crisis: economic inequality, structural racism and unbridled capitalism.


PLAN envisions a world where we can make a just transition to a new economy by


  • Fighting irresponsible resource extraction
  • Preparing for climate impacts
  • Building sustainable energy solutions

Building a Diverse Base


We are deepening the fight for climate justice by building a diverse base of informed and active Nevadans including low-wage workers and coalition partners from non-conservation backgrounds. Leveraging a People, Planet First framework, PLAN seeks to forge Nevada’s path to a just transition away from fossil fuels, toward a 100 percent clean energy future; a world that also benefits our workers and communities of color.

Campaigns, Keep It In The Ground


Our strategic local and national campaigns focus on keeping fossil fuels in the ground and implementing the Clean Power Plan as a first step in addressing the climate crisis.

We can make sure every community enjoys clean air, safe drinking water, and good jobs in a clean-energy economy.

Education & Training


PLAN organizers identify and train grassroots leaders from affected communities in order to carry out popular education, identify key structural reforms and implement policy changes.

Guiding Principles


Our Climate Justice work is guided by the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice drafted and adopted in 1991 at the National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.


Climate change will disproportionately affect low-income communities and some communities of color, raising environmental justice concerns. Existing health disparities and other inequities increase vulnerability.

National Climate Assessment, 2014