april, 2023

14apr10:00 am4:00 pmJust Transition in Action

Event Details

Along with Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley, Integrated Ulster and TMI Project, Good Work Institute invites you to Kingston to join with others working toward environmental and social justice for a day of experiential learning about Just Transition and ways we can move toward a regenerative economy.

Perhaps you’ve heard about Just Transition but wonder: What does that really mean? What would it look like on the ground, in our region? How do we do it? This workshop facilitates a community of co-learners to explore what Just Transition means in our heads and our hearts, and to generate energy and ideas for how we can take action to help move much-needed changes forward. As those who work on social justice and those who work on climate/environmental justice learn and share a meal together, we come into closer relationships and communication with one another, expanding who we know and exploring shared values in a learning community. The opportunity to share our perspectives and support each other to deepen our understanding in connecting ways makes this the kind of learning experience that stays with you. Here’s a comment on the workshop from a past participant:

Through interactive exercises, reflection, discussion, hands-on creativity, movement-based activities, inspiring examples, and compelling media, you will experience:

  • How resources and work are combined to realize contrasting purposes in extractive and regenerative economies
  • Stories of existing alternatives and possible futures that can liberate our imaginations
  • Insight into ways we can move from where we are to the future we are committed to
  • A sense of how we can involve ourselves in working toward change
  • Space to clarify your role and commit to one or more next steps in contributing to Just Transition
  • Accountability to yourself and your action intentions beyond the time we spend together in the workshop


Micah (he/him) is of mixed race (black and white) and mixed religion, and grew up in two different socio-economic homes. He is a cisgendered, working/middle class parent of two living on Munsee/Lenape land in the Mahicantuck Valley, commonly referred today as Kingston, NY, working to prove possibility and to liberate the imagination in order to see a Just Transition.

Susan (she/her) is a white, working/middle class, cisgendered parent who strives to express callings and longings to facilitate learning, support collaboration, organize information, engage conflict, connect across difference, create lasting conditions for greater equity, and contribute toward justice in her communities based in Poughkeepsie, NY (Wappinger-Munsee-Lenape land) and the wider Mahicantuck Valley.


Registration fees range from $50-$100. Learn more and register here.


(Friday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


GWI Greenhouse

65 St. James St., Kingston, NY 12401