The Green Festival Reader

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Each year, Green Festivals across the nation draw over 100,000 people to their “party with a purpose.” The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change presents the addresses of the foremost thinkers and activists at these popular events. From a green New Deal to healthy homes and community empowerment, The Green Festival Reader covers the most urgent and inspiring topics in today’s environmental movement.
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Overview

Each year, Green Festivals across the nation draw over 100,000 people to their “party with a purpose.” The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change presents the addresses of the foremost thinkers and activists at these popular events. From a green New Deal to healthy homes and community empowerment, The Green Festival Reader covers the most urgent and inspiring topics in today’s environmental movement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979482281
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Kevin Danaher is a cofounder of Global Exchange, Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center, and Executive Co-Producer of the Green Festivals in San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago and Seattle. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including Ten Reasons to Abolish the IMF and World Bank (Seven Stories Press), and (with Jason Mark) Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power(Routledge).

Alisa Gravitz is executive director of Co-op America, which has helped hundreds of socially responsible businesses thrive. The executive co-producer of the Green Festivals, she is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Medea Benjamin Benjamin, Medea

Introduction Kevin Danaher Danaher, Kevin Alisa Gravitz Gravitz, Alisa 1

Pt. 1 The Global Crisis and a Prescription for Change

Confronting the Facts of Climate Change Ross Gelbspan Gelbspan, Ross 9

The Great Turning David Korten Korten, David 18

Box: Nuclear Power? Forget about It! 27

Pt. 2 Challenging Business as Usual

We Need a Green New Deal Dennis Kucinich Kucinich, Dennis 33

Corporate Power Is the Issue of the Day Ralph Nader Nader, Ralph 39

On Becoming an Ecopreneur Ben Cohen Cohen, Ben 50

Pt. 3 Birthing the Green Economy

Making the Green Economy Work for Everyone Van Jones 61

Green Careers: The New Frontier Marie Kerpan Kerpan, Marie 70

Box: Green-Collar Jobs 80

Accelerating the Shift to Green Energy Jerome Ringo Ringo, Jerome 82

Creating Green Worker Cooperatives Omar Freilla Freilla, Omar 91

Pt. 4 Greening Your Home, Community, and Planet

Creating Healthy Homes David Johnston Johnston, David 101

Where's the Power? Frances Moore Lappe Lappe, Frances Moore 109

Box: Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Enterprises 119

Getting More Bang for Your Investment Buck Tracy Fernandez Rysavy Rysavy, Tracy Fernandez 121

Climate Solutions at the Speed and Scale Necessary Alisa Gravitz Gravitz, Alisa 128

Box: Green Pricing versus Green Citizenship 137

Redefining Leadership Hunter Lovins Lovins, Hunter 139

Organize! Organize! Organize! Bill McKibben McKibben, Bill 149

Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here? Kevin Danaher Danaher, Kevin Alisa Gravitz Gravitz, Alisa 157

Resources 165

Acknowledgments 174

About the Editors 176

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