Economic Meltdown and Sensible Plan for Recovery

The Green Changemakers

Program Basics: • Fund a green stimulus for the real economy • Restructure mortgages for families put at risk by predatory lenders • Make Wall Street speculators pay for the bailout • Shut down the global casino: Assert real oversight of financial markets • Limit CEO pay and prohibit profiteering from the bailout. [link]. Download/Open This Report October 27, 2008 Talking Points: Economic Meltdown By Inequality and the Common Good Author(s): Chuck Collins.

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Al Gore says Barack Obama has failed to tackle the climate crisis

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After successfully passing his green stimulus package, he did nothing to defend it when Congress decimated its funding. In an essay titled “ Climate of Denial “, published by the Rolling Stone magazine, the former Vice-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore criticizes President Barack Obama for failing to do enough to tackle climate change.

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Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

The Green Changemakers

can create two million jobs by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program, which will strengthen the economy, increase energy independence, and fight global warming. The Green Recovery program can, at the least, bring back these lost 800,000 construction jobs.

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The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

The Green Changemakers

It also argues that the current global economic crisis offers Southeast Asia an opportunity to start a transition towards a climate-resilient and low-carbon economy by introducing green stimulus programs that can simultaneously shore up economies, create jobs, reduce poverty, lower carbon emissions, and prepare for the worst effects of climate change.

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21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

The Green Changemakers

Faith communities are greening their houses of worship and advocating for policies and lifestyles that protect the planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants, joining scientists, policymakers and environmental advocates as good stewards of God’s creation. Regional Interfaith Power and Light offices provide audit evaluations and recommendations to churches to green their buildings , from changing their light bulbs to installing solar photovoltaic generators. Going green for Lent.

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