With the current state of politics, it’s easy to feel that the social, economic, and environmental challenges we face are only getting worse. In the United States, a growing number of people, from youth activists to members of Congress, are getting behind a compelling new bill that would address these challenges on many levels: the Green New Deal.
Proposed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, this bill is ambitious—setting the target of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within 10 years, generating millions of new jobs in clean energy and moving the country towards 100% renewable energy.
Enjoy this recently-released video, A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that shares a beautiful vision for what can come from the implementation of the Green New Deal, and the activation of changemakers everywhere rallying for a better future.
For more details on the bill and its importance, check out this article by Frances Moore Lappé, The Green New Deal Is Not a Choice, where she implores us to hold hope and possibility for its adoption.
What reflections do you have on this message from the future? What is an action you could take today to move towards that vision?