The Green New Deal: A Game Changer?

  • 23 Apr 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
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The Green New Deal: A Game Changer?

The Green New Deal is a bold and visionary set of ideas for climate action getting attention and traction in Washington. Can it gain real momentum and result in meaningful federal legislation for a healthier economy and country? Come learn from individuals on the front line. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Corte Madera Community Center
498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera
7:00–9:00pm  Doors open at 6:15pm for conversation and snacks on the outdoor patio. Early arrival encouraged.

According to the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), humanity has just over a decade to get carbon emissions under control before catastrophic climate change impacts become unavoidable. 

A bold resolution has been put forward in Washington: The Green New Deal (GND). Modeled after the 1930s New Deal, the GND proposes massive investment in clean energy, green jobs, equitable opportunities, and infrastructure meant to transform not just the energy sector, but the entire economy. Proponents of the GND legislation want to decarbonize the economy and increase equity and social justice.

This program will cover:

  • An update on climate policy from Washington DC
  • The Sunrise Movement and the youth perspective on the GND
  • What we can learn from the 1930's New Deal
  • Is the GND imperative? What if Washington does not act?
  • What are the potential pitfalls and where is the opposition?
  • What is the role of the public?

The evening will offer an opportunity to learn more from people on the front lines of the GND, including the Sunrise Movement, a nascent but rapidly expanding group of young people advocating to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. 


Lucy London is a senior at Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School. She is in the musical theatre program and is co-founder and president of Novato High Earth Club. Lucy does not yet know where she will attend university, but is planning on studying classical voice performance and mathematics or environmental studies. 
Jared Huffman, US Representative (CA 2nd District), is an ardent protector of the environment and has worked to pass effective legislation for both California and the nation. He is a member of the House’s Committee on the Climate Crisis and Chair of the Water, Oceans and Wildlife Sub-Committee. BIO
Mukta Kelkar is an organizer of the Bay Area 

Sunrise Movement and is excited to be working on climate change and environmental justice issues. She graduated from the University of California San Diego, where she studied environmental biology and marine science.

Isaac Silk is an organizer of the Bay Area Sunrise Movement. He is a musician and writer turned podcast producer and engineer, interested in the environment and politics. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2014. BIO
Mark Hertsgaard is Environment Correspondent for The Nation and author of Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth and a proponent in the 1990s for a Global Green Deal. He has spent much of his career focused on climate change and the politics that influence environmental decision-making. BIO

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