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How the Green New Deal Went From a Grassroots Organizer’s Dream to a Major Talking Point for the Dems 15.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published in Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, a progressive group called the Justice Democrats jumped into action. If the liberal establishment had failed to keep Trump from power, clearly it was time for some fresh political blood. The group embarked […]
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New Report Identifies Proactive Strategies to Manage California's Renewable Energy Transition 14.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Report Identifies Proactive Strategies to Manage California's Renewable Energy Transition
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Environmental Racism: Trump Jr. Mocks ‘Racist Air’ 14.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Studies have shown that racial minorities are more likely to be exposed to environmental hazards.
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Dream Corps' Vien Truong on the role of the private sector in advancing environmental justice 14.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Dream Corps President Vien Truong discusses what it will take for corporates to be part of the solution in advancing equity and social justice, both the steps they can take immediately and the long term aspirational vision for the future. From GreenBiz 19.
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Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Environmental justice and the Green New Deal 1.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jennifer Scarlott There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices , from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. It was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. Read the full series here . The Green New Deal, like some sort of eco-superhero, has arrived at the eleventh hour. Naomi Klein writes hopefully of it as a plan to address global warming that at long last matches the scale of the crisis. Klein (co-author of the Green New Deal-esque " Leap Manifesto ") has reason ...
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How to change the world in 4,000 days 1.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The Global Goals are supposed to be the sustainability framework to end all frameworks, yet the world only has about a decade left to achieve them. What will it take?
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Bold New Legislative Package Sets Illinois on Path to Clean, Equitable Energy Economy 28.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bold New Legislative Package Sets Illinois on Path to Clean, Equitable Energy Economy
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The kids are alright 27.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
James Murray reflects on school strikes, theories of change and vegan sausage rolls.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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Obituary: Remembering Canadian activist David Vasey 5.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
rabbe staff Environmental activist and anti-fascist David Vasey passed away on January 27. He was 40 years old. Vasey was a committed fighter against injustice. He was first thrown into the public spotlight in 2010, when he was arrested and detained under the Public Works Protection Act during protests against the G20 summit in Toronto. Vasey was the first person to be charged under this bylaw. Following his arrest, he was held in a wire cage that served as a temporary detention area during the summit protests. However, when Vasey later appeared in court, he found his charge had mysteriously vanished from the court's computer system. "We were all excited to go to trial," Vasey said at the time. "That it was lost was pretty convenient for the powers that be." This run-in with heavy-handed policing didn't hinder Vasey's commitments to social and environmental activism. He stepped back into the public eye in 2011, when he played a leading role in organizing the Occupy Toronto demonstration. "Don't ...
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Opinion | Green New Deal Must Transform Our Food System to Save Our Climate 3.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In the face of worsening climate chaos and massive economic inequities wreaking havoc on the nation, a broad coalition of social justice and environmental organizations and visionary politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are building momentum for a Green New Deal.

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Opening doors of opportunity in the field of social justice 1.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Vien Truong, president of the Dream Corps, who has dedicated her career to solving tough problems related to climate equity.
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RELEASE: New Research Shows Challenges of ‘Upward’ and ‘Outward’ Urban Expansion in Unprecedented Detail 31.1.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Research Shows Challenges of ‘Upward’ and ‘Outward’ Urban Expansion in Unprecedented Detail Unmanaged outward growth of cities exacerbates poverty, inequality, environmental problems WASHINGTON (January 31, 2019) — More than half of all people on Earth live in urban areas today and another 2.5 billion people will be added to urban areas by 2050. Urban land area is on track to increase 80 percent between now and 2030 if current trends continue. New analysis of the physical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Here's how a Houston neighborhood is taking action after decades of environment injustice 30.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Here's how a Houston neighborhood is taking action after decades of environment injustice
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Why we’re not creating the Patagonias of tomorrow 28.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
And what needs to change to create the next generation of culture-shifting regenerative companies.
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How to save a shelf-life: cutting down on food waste across its supply chain 25.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's how better packaging and labeling can help change throw-away culture.
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Why We Endorse the #GreenNewDeal, and How We Plan to Support It 24.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) fully endorses the Green New Deal (GND) as the most promising policy-level vehicle for achieving the large-scale transition to an organic, regenerative food and farming system, while at the same time cleaning up the environment, advancing social justice, restoring urban and rural food and economic security, and restabilizing the climate. We believe the GND’s potential to achieve its goals hinges on whether its architects and proponents craft, support and fully fund programs and policies that will rapidly scale up both the transition to renewable energy alternatives and the transition to organic regenerative agriculture and land-use and land-restoration practices. To achieve these large-scale transitions will require the public support and political will to confront the corporate dominance of our democracy, perpetuated by lawmakers who take campaign donations from the fossil fuel and industrial agribusiness industries. Absent the necessary political will, we must ...
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The dying pig in the aisle: How McDonald’s came to transform animal welfare 19.1.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The legal and PR battles that the fast food behemoth waged transformed the company's sustainability strategy.
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