Bucknell environmental studies professor Andrew Stuhl welcomes members of the community to participate in a Green New Deal town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 23, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Forum, Elaine Langone Center. Participants will be encouraged to share their vision of the Susquehanna Valley in 2050 and what will be needed to achieve that vision.
Like the Depression-era New Deal from which it gets its name, the Green New Deal is a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society. Its goals are ambitious: 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030, a guaranteed living-wage job for anyone who needs one, and a just transition for both workers and frontline communities. According to Stuhl, the Green New Deal would be America’s biggest job creation program in a century, employing millions to upgrade roads and bridges, supporting family farms to be both economically and ecologically sustainable, and building energy infrastructure that powers America’s new 21st-century economy.