Canada’s New Green Deal Can Learn Much From Climáximo’s Climate Jobs Campaign

Climáximo: Climate Jobs Campaign   …We [Kevin Buckland  and  Joao Comargo] talked about the role of labor and unions in ecological transitions, how movements can engage with them, and what such collaborations could mean for making deep emissions cuts a reality. Kevin: Hello Joao, first of all. Thank you for agreeing to meet with me. … Continue reading “Canada’s New Green Deal Can Learn Much From Climáximo’s Climate Jobs Campaign”

Get to know the New Green Deal by the numbers

Then-candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a community event on May 28, 2018. Photo by Corey Torpie, via handout. Not long after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was elected last November, she began gathering support for a “Green New Deal,” mobilizing young climate activists and pushing Democratic leaders to pursue the concept. The idea, which was first … Continue reading “Get to know the New Green Deal by the numbers”

What the New Green Deal Means for the Food on Your Plate

The long-awaited policy proposal from Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey has finally surfaced—and it aims to turn U.S. agriculture into a positive force for climate change and social justice. Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) released their much-anticipated Green New Deal with the goal of creating millions of jobs by expanding renewable energy … Continue reading “What the New Green Deal Means for the Food on Your Plate”

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is being built

Is it possible to come up with a solution to the climate crisis, the economic crisis, and the global crisis, all at the same time? New Consensus aims to find out. Grist / mediaphotos / Maskot / kali9 / Getty Images wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, a progressive group called the Justice Democrats jumped … Continue reading “How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is being built”

Green New Deal for All Tour Getting Big Response

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks! Our Green New Deal for All tour has been sold out at nearly every stop, including over 800 people in Toronto and 500 in Halifax. Thousands of people are signing up with our tour partners, 350.org and the national youth-led campaign Our Time, to organize for a Green New Deal. And … Continue reading “Green New Deal for All Tour Getting Big Response”

WE DECIDE OUR FUTURE WITH A GREEN NEW DEAL

WE DECIDE OUR FUTURE WITH A GREEN NEW DEAL Will corporations decide our climate future? Or will it be people and communities? We can weave a Green New Deal together by winning municipal resolutions from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Will you join us? Help win a Green New Deal by turning your community into a Green New Deal … Continue reading “WE DECIDE OUR FUTURE WITH A GREEN NEW DEAL”

Dialog on green new deal for Canada reaches Smithers

Coalition wants Canadian CO2 emissions cut in half by 2030 From left, Tina Portman, Jesse Hiemstra and Debbie Wellwood participated in a green new deal townhall in Smithers June 6. (Trevor Hewitt photo) Bulkley Valley residents had the opportunity to weigh in on elements that will constitute a “green new deal” for Canada at a … Continue reading “Dialog on green new deal for Canada reaches Smithers”

Green New Deal tour seeks hope and reconciliation in Canada

David Suzuki and Naomi Klein discussed a Green New Deal for Canada at the Bloor Street United Church in Toronto on June 11, 2019. Photo by Chris Katsarov The Canadian version [of the Green New Deal] is adding more emphasis on the inclusion of Indigenous practices. The Green New Deal “must be based on Indigenous … Continue reading “Green New Deal tour seeks hope and reconciliation in Canada”

Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement on Climate Justice, the Green New Deal, and Revolution

“We didn’t ask to have the responsibility of protecting human civilization on our shoulders. But we’re stepping up to the plate.” Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash addresses The Road to the Green New Deal Tour final event at Howard University on May 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Cliff Owen) It was on a Sunday in March … Continue reading “Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement on Climate Justice, the Green New Deal, and Revolution”

Making the Green New Deal Real

THE GREEN NEW Deal resolution introduced into Congress by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey is a manifesto that has changed the terms of the debate over the country’s future. Cutting through the Trump administration’s denials about who is responsible for the extreme weather we already face, it unites the issues of climate change … Continue reading “Making the Green New Deal Real”