Be accountable to our local, regional, and global connectedness.
The GND focuses on U.S. policies, yet associated transitions in U.S. labor technological, and economic sectors impact communities around the world. Climate change resistance strategies must go beyond nation-state policies and limited U.S.-centric electoral solutions because the sprawling reach of energy and resource extraction persists beyond borders and beyond fossil fuels. While many intend to be inclusive of transnational and transterritorial communities in their organizing, greenwashing often obscures how U.S. imperialism continues to wage violence in pursuit of mineral resources. Organizing for environmental justice only within a settler-colonial fraction of the globe will devastate the rest of the world on its behalf. We must transform the boundaries of what “environment” means and extend a localized consciousness to a global interconnectedness.