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A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Let's use this chance to create an economy that links social justice, environmental restoration, and financial sustainability.

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A green economy is the solution, because it is not simply a matter of getting our economy back to where it was before the crash. We need to drastically reduce our consumption (and waste) of the world's resources, and totally reshape the global economy in the direction of sustainability.  

Dr. Kevin Danaher is a co-founder of Global Exchange and Alisa Gravitz is the Executive Director of Green America (formerly Co-op America). They are co-producers of the Green Festivals and co-authors of The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change (PoliPoint Press, 2008).

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