EJII Wisconsin Strategic Direction
2023 Quarters 1 & 2
The Enviornmental Justice and Infrastructure Initiative Wisconsin is looking to the first half of 2023 as a period for bold, statewide action. Our EJII members leverages civic volunteerism and small technical assistance grants to bring awareness and energy to key issues that span the state, connect our neighborhoods, and demonstrate the civic will to adopt policy and regulation that equitably meet the needs and interest of all Wisconsinites.
The EJII Wisconsin strategic direction has three key initiatives planned for the first half of 2023. First, EJII will be providing voter education and engaging in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Spring 2023 election to select a new justice who prioritized EJII values of equity and impartiality.
Secondly, EJII is invested in advocating for increased participation and resources for voters from economically isolated communities in the statewide budget proceeding with an emphasis on absorbing resources to communities disproportionately affected by economic disparities.
Finally, Preparing for April 2023 Wisconsin PSC Docket 5-UR-110 70. Walnut Way and EJII Wisconsin partners should prepare to enter the docket opened by the Commission no later than April 1, 2023. In order to be successful, they must ensure that their proposals are well researched and planned out. This includes doing extensive research on alternative low-income assistance programs, focusing particularly on Percentage of Income Payment Pilot (PIPP) initiatives, and gathering evidence and data that demonstrate their effectiveness in practice.
Additionally, Walnut Way and the EJII partner should collaborate with other interested stakeholders such as Commissions staff and CUB to ensure all interests are represented. In terms of what proposals should include, Walnut Way should focus on discussing the goals and objectives of their proposed initiatives as well as evidence-based strategies for how the program could be implemented and sustained over time. This should include outlining the potential impact these initiatives could have on alleviating poverty in low-income communities and providing access to much needed resources.
Increase green jobs learning and career certification pathway opportunities
Access to educators and trainners in the virtual classroom and other learning settings trough parnterships and strategic alliances.
Empowering and mobilizing youth with technology
Integrating new learning modalities, tools and frameworks. Experiential learning & Micro-Certification
Accelerating influence for sustainable solutions at local level
Integrating policies, strategies and programs at the direction of impacted community stakeholdeers.
Transforming learning and training environments
Different approach to evalution. Changing the ways learning outcomes and the quality of programs are assessed
Equity-Centered Delivery Infrastructure
Energy, Broadband, Water
An equity-centered delivery infrastructure is one that seeks to address racial disparities and create a more equitable distribution of resources. It begins with the understanding that energy, broadband, water and other essential services are fundamental needs for people in all communities.
Whole Home Approach
To ensure racial equity, it requires investments in affordable housing, through whole home approaches to lead remediation, electrification, energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits.
Procedural and Restorative Justice
Procedural justice, restorative and justice must also be included in any equity-centered delivery infrastructure. By taking steps towards racial equity through dedicated investments, we can create a more equitable society for all.
BIPOC Business and Workforce Sustainability