The People's Climate Action Plan

Climate change is upon us already — more frequent extreme weather events, worsening air quality, rising sea levels, more severe droughts more often, more intense heat waves — and it will only get worse unless we reduce our carbon emissions across all sectors of our economy. Everyone will be affected by climate change. The question is, who can afford to recover and which communities will be left behind? The good news is that we can address carbon emissions head-on in a just and equitable way as we transition to a clean energy economy. The Green New Deal for Birmingham campaign, led by GASP, aims to develop a people-driven, justice-first climate action plan for the City of Birmingham that can be replicated in other municipalities across Alabama and the U.S. 

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High School Art Contest

We invite all high school students in Birmingham, Ala., to create a piece of 2-D art that illustrates a vision for a Green New Deal for Birmingham (#GND4BHM)! Contestants can use any medium or combination of media as long as the work meets the criteria designated in the Official Rules.

About the Contest

The artwork should illustrate your vision for a #GND4BHM. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination and dream big! The subject matter of the art can touch on different aspects of #GND4BHM issues such as clean air, land and soil; responsible energy; sustainable development; transit justice; equitable community investments; and transparent government. You could also create a piece illustrating one or more of the #GND4BHM values.

The winner will receive $500 and the satisfaction of seeing their design on #GND4BHM marketing collateral like t-shirts. Runners-up will receive $250 (2nd place) and $125 (3rd place). Honorable mentions will also be recognized with non-cash prizes. Finally, our goal is for all entrants to have their work displayed in an art exhibit this spring.

Use the button below to learn more about the art contest, including official rules. 


  • Responsible Energy
  • Transit Justice
  • Clean Air & Water
  • Equitable Investment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transparent Government


  • Follow frontline leadership
  • Healthy air and water are human rights
  • Invest in transformative solutions
  • Prevent future and repair historic oppression
  • Prioritize local/community control
  • Put justice and equity first

Staff Contacts

    Kirsten Bryant

    Deputy Director

    Michael Hansen

    Executive Director

    Nina Morgan

    CEJ Organizer

    Mary Claire Kelly's Headhot

    Mary Claire Kelly

    Climate Legal Fellow

    Support for this project provided in part by U.S. Climate Action Network and The Solutions Project. Thanks to all of our other supporters for making this work possible!

    Want to partner? Email Executive Director Michael Hansen at [email protected].

    Contact us

    2320 Highland Ave S, Suite 270
    Birmingham, AL 35205


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