NAACP New Jersey State Conference
"NJPEEC is a strategic solution to longstanding systemic inequalities regarding energy in our communities," said Marcus Sibley, Chairman of the New Jersey Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition. "We know that all solutions should include leadership and representation of those impacted, and also recognize that background support from a well known organization like NJLCV is key to getting those voices to the important tables. The time for change, is now."
Marcus Sibley serves as the Chairman of NJPEEC. The Environmental & Social Justice Activist, Speaker, and Poet has a deep and profound commitment to justice and progress. He also serves as the NAACP NJ Environmental & Climate Justice Chairman, and the President of the Southern Burlington County NAACP Branch. The Newark, NJ native and owner of consulting company Sanaa17 LLC, is also a member of the Lead-Free NJ Coalition Advocacy Committee, the New Jersey Communities for Accountable Policing Coalition, the New Jersey Offshore Wind Coalition, and the NAACP NJ Criminal Justice & Communications Committees.
A consummate proponent of education and outreach, this recipient of various environmental advocacy and social justice awards has been featured on television stations such as ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and Fox29, on radio stations such as WHYY 91 FM Philadelphia & WMPR 90.1 FM Jackson, and on publications such as AP News, NY Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, NJ Spotlight News, Atlanta Black Star, Washington Post, Front Runner New Jersey, and CNN.com to name a few.
An alumnus of Rutgers University where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work, Mr. Sibley presented throughout the country as a Leadership Development Specialist for the previous fifteen years prior to the pandemic. Today he’s employed by the National Wildlife Federation as the Northeast Regional Center Director of Conservation Partnerships, where he works to ensure environmental justice, protection of our wildlife and open spaces, and responsible development of renewable sources of energy. In addition to his jurisdiction which includes NJ, NY, and CT, he's a member of the NWF National Environmental Justice Dream Team and works with the NWF International Team.