A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economomics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
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The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
“Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
“By the end of the day The Future will be reduced to a puddle of melt water. But hundreds of people will have engaged with it: touched it, photographed it, talked about it, posted or tweeted about it.”
“Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
“It makes me feel happy and inspired that we have people of all generations who are thinking that more drastic, extraordinary actions are necessary.”