The Green New Deal and Beyond: A Teach-in
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020
City Lights Books will host a discussion with members of the Ecosphere Studies team at The Land Institute – Stan Cox, Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and Robert Jensen – on the need for climate policies that go far beyond new technology, carbon taxes, and other market-based approaches. They will talk about how fossil fuels can and must be eliminated from the economy directly, by law, and on the tightest of schedules. They will explore, as well, the fundamental changes that our society will have to go through in order to adapt to strict ecological boundaries.
This event is free & will be broadcast on Zoom. Sign up here to attend.
About the participants:
- Wes Jackson, president emeritus of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, is the author and editor of numerous books, including Nature as Measure: The Selected Essays of Wes Jackson and Consulting the Genius of the Place. His newest work, a book of true stories about people he has known (with digressions), will be published in 2021 by the University Press of Kansas.
- Aubrey Streit Krug directs The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies program. She is a writer and teacher who studies stories of relationships between humans and plants, and is co-author of The Omaha Language and the Omaha Way.
- Robert Jensen is Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin. He collaborates with The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies program. His books include Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully.
- Stan Cox is a research fellow in Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute. His most recent book is The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can (City Lights Books, 2020)
Books related to this event:
|The Green New Deal and Beyond|
Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can
Honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a clear and urgent call for the national, social, and individual changes required to prevent catastrophic climate change.