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Just Transition, Fellowship and Greenhouse Updates: June 2019 Newsletter

Aja, Caitlin, Hélène, Micah, Susan, and Terri

Transition is inevitable. Justice is not.

Quinton Sankofa, Movement Generation

Happy Spring into Summer, dear friends!

Over the past few months, the GWI team has been in deep conversation around what we mean by “Good Work.” Inspired by the words and work of Movement Generation, we are finding much resonance with their principles of the Just Transition as a “framework for a fair shift to an economy that is ecologically sustainable, equitable and just for all its members.” Over the next few months we will be working to weave this Just Transition framework into all aspects of the Good Work Institute, both through our programming in the Hudson Valley and our organizational structure and operations.

To that end, we are excited to announce that GWI is currently transitioning to a Worker Self-Directed Non Profit, a distributed leadership model that allows significant autonomy and flexibility. These shifts are exciting and challenging, requiring our team to bring forth our best energies as we learn, take risks, cultivate deeper trust, and dare greatly to co-create an organization and support a movement that serves our region well. We are working with some wonderful resources, and as we make headway with this work, we will definitely be sharing our learnings with hopes that they will be useful to you.

We are finding ourselves exhilarated by these new shifts and changes at the Good Work Institute, and we look forward to sharing our progress with you as we bring the Just Transition to the forefront of all our Good Work. 

A roundup of GWI news, including general announcements, reflections from our team, and links to resources.

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