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“How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—And Fairly” with Stan Cox, Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, Robert Jensen, and Breanna Draxler

May 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

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YES! Magazine, City Lights, and The Land Institute present “How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—and Fairly: The Green New Deal and Beyond”

About this Event

Stan Cox, author of The Green New Deal and Beyond, will join his Ecosphere Studies colleagues Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and Robert Jensen in a discussion of the need for climate policies that go far beyond new technology, carbon taxes, and other market-based approaches. The event is hosted by Breanna Draxler, Climate Editor at YES!

The speakers will explore, as well, the fundamental changes that our society will have to go through in order to adapt to strict ecological boundaries.

All registered attendees will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event. Tune in right at 1PM PST/4PM EST! Click Here to register.

About the participants:

Breanna Draxler (host) is Climate Editor at YES!, covering science and the environment with a particular focus on solutions. She serves on the board for the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Northwest Science Writers Association. She joins us from Seattle, WA.

Robert Jensen (moderator) is a Contributing Editor at YES! Magazine, and Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin. He collaborates with The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies program. His books include Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully. He joins us from Arroyo Seco, NM.

Stan Cox is a research fellow in Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute. His most recent book is The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can (City Lights Books, 2020). He joins us from Salina, KS.

Wes Jackson, president emeritus of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, is the author and editor of numerous books, including Nature as Measure: The Selected Essays of Wes Jackson and Consulting the Genius of the Place. His newest work, a book of true stories about people he has known (with digressions), will be published in 2021 by the University Press of Kansas. He joins us from Salina, KS.

Aubrey Streit Krug directs The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies program. She is a writer and teacher who studies stories of relationships between humans and plants, and is co-author of The Omaha Language and the Omaha Way. She joins us from Salina, KS.