Johanna received her M.Sc. in sustainable innovation from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She first worked with The Democracy Collaborative as a Master’s student while conducting research on how public ownership of electric utilities can be used as a strategy for energy democracy. She also has a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Barnard College, where she was an Athena Scholar for Women’s Leadership. She has organized around climate both in the United States and the Netherlands and most recently worked on divestment campaigns for pension funds, universities, and cultural institutions alongside groups such as Fossil Free NL and BothENDS. She was previously an Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Fellow, working to bridge the gap between scientists and society.
Interview: Johanna Bozuwa Discusses the Link Between Community Wealth Building and Green InfrastructureWBAI-FM
In an April 21, 2019 interview on WBAI's "Citywatch," research associate Johanna Bozuwa explains the importance of green infrastructure and a community wealth building focus when implementing a green infrastructure plan.
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Private electric utilities are an obstacle to climate justice. Here’s how to build alternatives.
Johanna Bozuwa, Democracy Collaborative research associate, comments on the responsibility that PG&E holds for the deadliest wildfires in California's history and for climate change. Read more about Johanna Bozuwa: The People Should Own the Power (Utilities)...
The Green New Deal won't get far if it's left hostage to the whims of private finance. We need to set up public banks and democratize the Federal Reserve.
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The Green New Deal presents the opportunity to reclaim public ownership of the energy sector in a way that would not only be more cost efficient and equitable but would also protect the environment by incentivizing people over profit.