An allied group of climate, equity and justice, conservation, and environmental organizations.

About open new doors

Open New Doors New Mexico is a communications project of an allied group of climate, equity and justice, conservation, and environmental organizations centered on the urgent need for a managed, just, and equitable transition away from the state’s current over-dependence on oil and gas revenues to address the climate emergency.

Old ways don’t open new doors for everyone. After 100 years of burning fossil fuels, our children, communities, and cultural traditions are suffering. New Mexico ranks 50th in child wellbeing, 50th in education, 1 in 5 children in NM face hunger, and prolonged drought, increased heat, and wildfire threaten our air, land, water, and wildlife. These realities underscore the need for New Mexico to act quickly and move forward with a just and equitable energy transition away from fossil fuels that open new doors for all of the state’s people and communities to thrive.

Our goal is to build sustained momentum and public support for state and federal state action to achieve our collective vision for a thriving and resilient economy and climate for all. We will do so by sharing information, research, stories, and opportunities to take action.

That’s where you come in! Our goal is to ensure your elected leaders at the local, state, and national levels hear your voice and your story! Join us by sharing the stories on these pages, supporting the organizations represented here, and taking action on the pages of this website.

Together, we can open new doors to an economy where ALL communities thrive and New Mexico’s air, land, water, and wildlife are protected.

shared values

We believe that now is the time to open new doors to an economy where ALL communities thrive and New Mexico’s air, land, water, and wildlife are protected.

For too long, New Mexico’s people and communities have been overburdened by systemic environmental and socioeconomic inequities. This dynamic hinders the health of our society, which leads to impacts on the health of our environment and our planet.  

New Mexico’s energy and economic transition must, therefore, prioritize equity and justice and our project on this issue will as well. In doing this work, we believe:

  • Frontline and energy-dependent communities should be actively engaged to solicit and incorporate their ideas, concerns, and solutions.
  • The traditional knowledge and experience of overburdened people and communities should be respected and actively integrated into policymaking.
  • Policymakers should explicitly explain how equity and justice were factored into policymaking.
  • There can be no development for Indigenous peoples without their free, prior, and informed consent and without them being involved in every step. Policymakers should actively foster collaboration and consultation to support Indigenous well-being, health, energy independence, reparations, traditional knowledge, and cultural sustainability. Further, collaboration and consultation should not be conflated with consent.

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