People’s Green New Deal


Science for the People calls for a “People’s Green New Deal” to combat the climate crisis with widespread democratic input.

Watch this page, sign on, & check social media for details about this campaign.


JOIN AN ORGANIZING WEBINAR THIS TUESDAY

“Scientists in the Climate Strike”
Organized by Science for the People Boston

Vignesh Ramachandran on What are the climate strike demands and how can scientists communicate about them effectively?

Nathan Phillips on How can scientists get involved in community organizing?

Nafis Hasan on Enacting climate justice through local campaigns

Tuesday, September 17
4:00-5:30pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific

https://zoom.us/j/959275261

DETAILS BELOW


STEM workers/scientists/engineers: letter of support coming soon

General public – sign up here!

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Nine Ways Scientists Can Support a People’s Green New Deal


Next organizing webinar:

“Scientists in the Climate Strike”
Organized by Science for the People Boston

Tuesday, September 17
4:00-5:30pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific

https://zoom.us/j/959275261

In advance of the climate strike and week of action, you all are invited to join a discussion on the role of scientists in the youth climate strike, highlighting the strike organizers and their demands, internationally, nationally, and locally and ways to get involved in long term organizing.

The webinar will feature panelists:

What are the climate strike demands and how can scientists communicate about them effectively?
Vignesh Ramachandran (Digital Organizer, 350MA)

How can scientists get involved in community organizing?
Nathan Phillips (Earth and Environmental Scientist, Boston University)

Enacting climate justice through local campaigns
Nafis Hasan (DSA ecosocialism working group, Biologist, Tufts University)

Followed by a discussion among attendees on effectively organizing your workplace to participate.

Join here:
https://zoom.us/j/959275261

Dial in
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Meeting ID: 959 275 261

Register by emailing pgnd@scienceforthepeople.org

Other ways you can get involved


SftP’s People’s Green New Deal campaign will run through 2020.
We will:

    1. Hold high profile, public events that examine the overlapping social, political, and technical aspects of the Green New Deal. Check out our list of topical Focus Areas and Organizing Guide.
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    2. Collect testimony on the Green New Deal and publish it in Science for the People Magazine
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      Unlike Congress, where right-wing think-tanks and industry “experts” dominate discussions, this testimony will come from ordinary people, from social movements, from community members, and from sympathetic technical experts about their vision of a Green New Deal. We will collect testimony through postcards from attendees at our public forums, via audio and video recordings, interviews, written documents, photographs, artwork, and more.
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    3. Politicize thousands of scientists and engineers across North America and beyond.(empty line)
      To help build a mass movement for immediate and large-scale action on climate justice, we need more technical workers to speak out and organize. Sign on to the statement on this page as a first step toward contributing our technical knowledge and resources to climate and social justice.

Read the SftP Statement on the Green New Deal here

 

Longer term goals for the campaign include:

  • Bring the Green New Deal into the classroom. Working with school teachers and community groups, we will develop a series of popular educational trainings and materials. These are intended to de-mystify topics that are made unnecessarily complex by entrenched corporate interests and bureaucracies, such as how energy systems work.
  • Pro-actively build relationships to break down barriers across sections of the climate movement, especially between university-centered organizing and community/environmental justice struggles.
  • Help the climate justice movement build a powerful platform for the democratic intake of opinions and arguments for what a Green New Deal should include and avoid.

Get Involved!