January 7, 2019

Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau: JI Cruz

JI Cruz is a part of the Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau—A group of awesome youth spokespeople of color and from frontline communities prepared for interviews, panels, media and other speaking engagements.  Read more about the Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau here.

JI Cruz is a part of the Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau

Name:  JI Cruz

Home: Puerto Rico

Contact: ji@jicruz.com

Areas of Expertise:

Climate science, Renewable Energy Technology, Puerto Rico, Territorial Politics, High School Activism, Green New Deal, Latino Identities

About Me:

I am an environmental activist, strategist, and social entrepreneur from Puerto Rico. I am passionate about implementing solutions that simultaneously address the climate crisis and bring forth economic justice. Currently, I work alongside faith-based communities in Puerto Rico to help create community resilience centers across the island. I am also the co-founder and strategist for ACEPR.org, a social enterprise that helps Puerto Rican communities establish decentralized, community-owned electric cooperatives.