All members are invited to join this discussion— an ongoing series of biweekly educational “Deep Dives” into topics related to our mission.
Our next Deep Dialogue is this Monday, 2/4, at 4-5:30 PM. The zoom link for the call is:
The topic is when should we compromise our beliefs in the interest of unity.
It is no secret that many of the climate activist groups have very different views from one another on how we should combat climate change. A potentially major difference has surfaced with an interpretation of what the “Green New Deal” means. A letter endorsed by 600 environmental groups – including ECA National was sent to all members of congress. The letter explicitly rules out the use of nuclear, bioenergy, or hydro as sources of clean energy. It also rules out market-based mechanisms such as carbon and emissions trading as well as any carbon capture and storage technology.
Although many members of ECA do not agree with most of these positions, the letter was endorsed by ECA to demonstrate our unity with other environmental groups (note – several major groups did not endorse the letter including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the Environmental Defense Fund). There are good discussions of the issues this letter raised in a David Roberts article
and in the Atlantic.
The question for this Deep Dialogue is when should we compromise our beliefs in the interest of unity? The Green New Deal letter, and whether ECA should have endorsed it, will be the springboard for this discussion.
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