Nearly 50% of the energy consumed in the U.S. is due to the construction and operation of buildings. As members of the construction industry, we feel a responsibility to commit to working for climate justice through the use of more sustainable materials, construction of healthier, more energy efficient buildings, and the development of resilient communities. The climate crisis is real, and inextricably intertwined with issues of racial and gender justice. Where one is impacted, we all are impacted.
We hereby attest that: • We firmly oppose the Trump Administration’s denial of climate change. • We reject the xenophobic proposal for building a wall on the border with Mexico. • We stand united with our fellow immigrant and refugee workers.• We will continue to advocate for projects that move us towards climate resilience and build us up instead of tearing us apart!
(Signatories will be listed in a public statement.)