Join the continuing discussion on the New Green Deal blog! It was set up on Aug.7, 2008. http://thenewgreendealof2009.blogspot.com/
The New Green Deal of 2009 is the result of a group of
Bay Area activists meeting and reaching a consensus dealing with the
environmental, economic and social justice issues facing a new US Federal
administration. We look forward to a discussion here to further the concept of a
New Green Deal and hopefully draw upon a diverse group of concerned people for
help. There is a wave of awareness building as the reality of global warming,
increasing demand for resources and economic uncertainty is spreading throughout
the planet. This shift of priorities will need a focus and clear goals for change.
We welcome your comments and suggestions.
New Green Deal focuses on developing basic requirements for moving towards
New Green Deal's founding principle is there needs to be regional improvements
Survey, inventory and evaluation of local/regional renewable and
non-renewable assets. These include but are not limited to food, water, energy
sources, building materials and methods, open space, and transportation
alternatives with an emphasis on a North American, inter-regional railway
Public participation in designating and implementing priorities for
projects and activities.
"True cost" analysis to evaluate and select the most
4) Green Collar employment programs in the following areas:
a) Ecosystem restoration,
Create or transform governmental institutions and agencies with policies
that promote localization and embody principles of sustainability.
is a genuine stimulus package on the scale of the 1930's New Deal for the
present day. The New Green Deal promotes positive programs to replace
catastrophic activities that underlie climate change, economic inequities, water
and food shortages, habitat destruction, and species extinction.