The Green New Deal (GND) is a proposed package of United States legislation that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. The name refers back to the New Deal, a set of social and economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression. The Green New Deal combines Roosevelt’s economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency.
In the 116th United States Congress, it is a pair of resolutions, House Resolution 109 and S. Res. 59, sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). On March 25, 2019, Markey’s resolution failed to advance in the U.S. Senate in a margin of 0–57, with most Senate Democrats voting “present” in protest of an early vote called by Republicans. There is consistently high support among Democrats for the proposal, whereas almost all Republicans are in opposition.
The document is written here: H. RES. 109 – https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hres109/BILLS-116hres109ih.pdf (Links to an external site.)
Your assignment is too: Print it, Read it, Research it, Annotate it and then write a 5 page paper on it it. What does it mean? How much is it going to cost? What is the intangible cost? This is a report, you do need to cite your sources. I would like it typed, double spaced, and font to be Helvetica or Ariel with 12pt font.
There will be an open discussion board for this topic, as part of the assignment. You are assigned to make no fewer than three initial postings and respond to no fewer than 5 of your classmates postings or comments. I expect intellectual, spirited, meaningful engagement. Use this as part of formulation for your paper.
This is a large part of what America is going to choose or not choose in a couple months. Some of you are going to participate in it and some will not.
What does this mean for the environment and what does it mean for you and all aspects of life in America: food, recreation, transportation, housing etc..