The Green New Deal: A Broad Resolution with a Bold Vision
May 7th, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | CIC Venture Cafe – Kendall Square
***This event is sold out. Please check back for our next event in September.***
Join us on May 7th to talk about a big idea with high stakes – The Green New Deal. On Feb. 7th, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced H. Res. 109 to the House of Representatives and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced companion resolution S. Res. 59 in the Senate. There are now 103 congresspeople and counting co-sponsoring the resolution.
In the time since, there has been a lot of excitement and growing attention for the ambitious 10-year goals of the Green New Deal. Three months post-introduction, we gather at BASG to cover what’s in the proposed program and how to get involved. How do we go from wave of enthusiasm to wave of action to address the economy, infrastructure, agriculture, transportation, energy, equity, workforce readiness, and much more with a green lens?
There’s a big gap between the goals and how to make them happen. Leading the charge in trying to see what a Green New Deal would look like is 350MA and their Better Future Project. And they’re coming to BASG to share their progress and hear ideas from us on how we might move things forward. BASG is a remarkable brain trust of folks actively trying to solve problems that should likely be part of the Green New Deal. The GND is built to inspire big ideas and solution, and in that spirit, our evening’s format will be a highly interactive visioning session. We need you here this month even if it’s the only BASG event you can get to this year!
We’ve also invited Representative Majorie Decker (D-25th Middlesex) and The Sunrise Movement Boston Hub to join the discussion. The Sunrise Movement is a grassroots organization of youth with a focus to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the influence of fossil fuel executives on politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.
Register early to join us for this evening. This will be the last BASG event before our summer break.
See you there!
Carol, Holly, Tilly, Eric, and Amy