Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

America will have a climate co

America will have a climate corps once more thanks to new executive order

Big news! The Civilian Conservation Corps that was once so popular during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s time as a president is rising up from the ashes again under a slightly altered name. Under a newly signed executive order from the White House, a new Civilian Climate Corps is being established to Read More...

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South Korea will invest $61b as part of its path towards a green recovery

As countries around the world are increasingly considering a green recovery from the pandemic, South Korea is looking to lead the way. Part of the South Korean New Deal, this "green" policy is the Asian country's response to the rising tide of climate change, while also boosting its economy — Read More...

Hiring America: The case for c

Hiring America: The case for creating a 21st-century climate corps

When millions of Americans were jobless during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the US government created a number of public works programs to get people working as a part of the New Deal. One of those works programs led to the creation of the environmentally focused Civilian Conservation Corps. Read More...

South Korea is on a mission to

South Korea is on a mission to transform from carbon villain to model

A year ago, Soyoung Lee was one of a crowd of climate activists demonstrating on the streets of Seoul in a campaign inspired by the global school strike founder Greta Thunberg. Today, the 35-year-old lawyer is the youngest member of the South Korean parliament and a driving force in the Read More...

Europe is rolling out its own

Europe is rolling out its own Green New Deal

While the Green New Deal struggles to get off the ground on a national level in the US, the European Commission has voted to introduce their own version of it. The proposal dubbed the "European Green Deal,” will overhaul the bloc’s economy to more sustainable, climate-conscious policies and Read More...

Why the Green New Deal could b

Why the Green New Deal could be the antidote to Detroit’s woes

During the second round of the 2020 presidential debates in Detroit, candidates looked to gain voters by addressing auto workers and speaking—although sparingly—about keeping drinking water safe in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis. However, none of the candidates proposed a specific plan Read More...

Why public banks hold the key

Why public banks hold the key to a successful Green New Deal

Let’s be honest: If we want the Green New Deal to succeed, then America’s banking system is going to make some major changes. The current banking system in the US doesn’t meet the equity or environmental aims of the Green New Deal, and many of the banks we put our money into actually support Read More...

Why the Green New Deal has alr

Why the Green New Deal has already won

The Green New Deal may not have passed its first time around, but in many ways, the ambitious plan has been victorious. If you hadn’t already noticed, ever since the far-left policy was introduced, the climate debate has completely shifted—and what now counts as “moderate” is surprisingly Read More...

How unions in New York are fue

How unions in New York are fueling the transition to renewable energy

As global warming has worsened in recent years, environmentalists and union members have often protested against each other, whether over fracking, oil pipelines, coal production or the Green New Deal. But an innovative new labor-environmentalist effort in New York – to build offshore wind Read More...

Europe shows us why many of th

Europe shows us why many of the Green New Deal’s proposals are viable

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, both Democrats, introduced their Green New Deal resolution earlier this year, it quickly sank in the Senate, largely due to Republican opposition. But its ideas are certain to remain in the spotlight, given the increasing visibility of Read More...