How Does The Green New Deal Work For Iowa?

Action Alert from CCI:

It was a powerful and inspiring Earth Day at Sheslow Auditorium on Drake campus on Monday. We partnered with youth-led Sunrise Movement to put on one of their 9 city “Road to the Green New Deal tour” stops, where we told stories of stopping climate change and creating millions of good jobs and a liveable future in the process.

450 people packed the space and heard from Sunrise Movement’s executive director, Varshini Prakash, about the urgency of the climate crisis and the path forward. We also heard from Iowa grassroots leaders who talked about the the crises we face and the hope of the Green New Deal. You can see beautiful photos from the event here.

Now we begin to plan for how we make the Green New Deal work for Iowa.

Our next step is to hold our first strategy meeting on what the Green New Deal means for Iowa’s communities and how we can achieve it. We will be meeting at the Iowa CCI office on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm. RSVP HERE

Our struggles are all connected, and now is the time to ride the momentum to build a movement big enough to win the changes we need to save the planet. Join us on May 16!

P.S. You can watch the livestream from the event HERE.

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1 Response to How Does The Green New Deal Work For Iowa?

  1. C.A. says:

    The biggest New Green Deal project in Iowa should be improving soil health, which may sound very dull but would actually have jaw-droppingly big consequences. Improving soil health could store incredible amounts of atmospheric carbon, partly because most of Iowa’s rowcropped soils are in such bad shape now that there’s room (and desperate need) for huge improvement. There would also be ginormous benefits for water quality, energy conservation, air quality, erosion reduction, flood reduction, fertilizer-use reduction, pesticide-use reduction, biodiversity, yields, and more. There are good reasons why many Iowans who learn the basics about soil health turn into fanatics like I did:-). With healthy soil, Iowa agriculture could potentially become much more sustainable, and not such a paranoid defensive industry that feels a constant need to tell big whoppers to Iowans about water quality progress while funneling moolah to conservative politicians.

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