The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change

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by Edited By Kevin Danaher and Alisa Gravitz

Type: Book [title]
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Each year, Green Festivals across the nation draw over 100,000 people to their “party with a purpose.” The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change presents the addresses of the foremost thinkers and activists at these popular events. From a green New Deal to healthy homes and community empowerment, The Green Festival Reader covers the most urgent and inspiring topics in today’s environmental movement.

A pervasive theme in these talks is the emergent green economy. In addition to exposing the environmental degradation and social injustice that accompany traditional business models, the speakers envision a sustainable economy that uses resources wisely and lifts people out of poverty. They invite readers to become “ecopreneurs,” to create green worker cooperatives, to green their homes, and to shop and invest with the planet’s health in mind. Going green is not an elitist activity, they maintain. Rather, it’s the only way we can keep doing business—not just business as usual.

Contributors:
Ben Cohen * Omar Freilla * Ross Gelbspan * David Johnston * Van Jones * Marie Kerpan * David Korten * Dennis Kucinich * Frances Moore Lappé * Hunter Lovins * Bill McKibben * Ralph Nader * Jerome Ringo * Tracy Fernandez Rysavy