In the spring of 2019, the Sunrise Movement, building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across the US, put on the Road To A Green New Deal Tour, visiting eight cities across the US to share what a Green New Deal would look like in different communities as well as spotlighting local politicians and organizers throughout the country.
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A Green New Deal would address the interwoven crises of climate catastrophe, economic inequality, and racism at the scale that science and justice demand. It could combine quick action to get to net- zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% renewable energy by 2030 along with an “Economic Bill of Rights” – the right to single-payer healthcare, a guaranteed job at a living wage, affordable housing and free college education.
EcoJustice Radio joined KPFK-FM to interview the voices in and around the Green New Deal Tour in Los Angeles, and this is what our interviewer Jessica Aldridge with the sound team Kiyana Williams and Blake Lampkin found out.
Josh Willis, oceanographer with Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hotpocalypse Podcast
Aura Vasquez, former LA DWP Commissioner, environmental activist
Loraine Lundquist, environmental scientist at Cal State Northridge
D Garcia with Sunrise Movement LA
Varshini Prakash, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sunrise Movement with Gabbi Pierce also with Sunrise
At the end, Jack Eidt from SoCal 350 interviewed Bill McKibben, author, educator, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org, and a global leader in the movement to solve the climate crisis along with several important books on global warming, along with Lydia Ponce from SoCal 350 and a member of American Indian Movement.
Photo Credit: Al Drago/Bloomberg
Interviews by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer: Blake Lampkin
Video Kiyana Williams
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Music: Javier Kadry
Updated 10 August 2019