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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Seven Fixes from the Green Economy

Green America, formerly Co-op America, is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Here's their latest thinking:

Bold solutions from the green economy are the antidote to the broken economy...

While many name the mortgage and credit-default-swap crises as culprits, they are only the most recent results of an economy with fatal design flaws. These design defects range from a dependence on growth, consumerism, and the structure of money to the short-term focus of today’s markets, and policy goals that are focused on growing Gross National Product and cost externalization. These systemic flaws create economic injustice, poverty, and irreversible environmental devastation.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The green economy offers solutions that are the antidote to the current breakdown. Green America members have been trailblazers for green economic solutions for years. We now have a teachable moment to be bold in stepping up with these solutions for long-term change toward sustainability—and helping people through tough times. Green economy solutions are more important than ever.

Simply put, we need to move from greed to green.

Here are seven green economy solutions to today’s economic mess...

Continue reading here: 7 Fixes from the Green Economy.

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