350 New Hampshire

Green New Deal

An economic plan that will fight climate change

Overview

Campaign for the Federal Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is a comprehensive plan to address the intersecting crises of climate catastrophe, economic inequality, and racism at the scale that science and justice demand. The plan includes a just transition to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030 and the creation of millions of good union jobs. *A just transition means that workers in the industry and traditionally marginalized communities will be included in the decision making process and prioritized in the outcomes.  

The Green New Deal has five main goals:

  • Reach net-zero in greenhouse gas emissions through a just transition for all workers and communities;
  • Create millions of good, livable-wage jobs and ensure economic security for all people in the United States;
  • Invest in infrastructure and industry in the US to sustainably meet future challenges;
  • Secure clean air and water, climate and community resilience, access to nature, food security, and a sustainable environment for all;
  • Promote justice and equity by stopping, preventing, and/or repairing the historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities.  

Jobs

Show MoreGuarantee good, high-paying jobs to all. Preserve and create jobs by supporting local, small businesses and by starting new public employment initiatives designed to improve and modernize our region’s infrastructure and make sure everyone’s basic needs are met.
Housing
Show MoreInvest in new and affordable carbon-neutral, climate-resilient housing units in New Hampshire. Repair existing housing units and install green retrofits on existing buildings. Mandate rent stabilization.

Health Care

Show MoreInvest in community health centers in New Hampshire where people can go to receive local, free, comprehensive primary care. Expand public education programs to train and certify more healthcare professionals improve access to low income, Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

Why the Green New Deal Matters

Food

Show MoreIncrease support for existing local farms and build an extensive network of new farms across New Hampshire and the rest of New England by offering land, equipment, and grants. Assist with and ensure sustainable farming practices for New Hampshire’s farms. Prioritize small farmers by reversing corporate consolidation, and protecting the right of all small farmers to make a fair, dignified living. Support local agriculture by restoring natural ecosystems, rehabilitating damaged forests, fields, coastlines, and wetlands.

Energy

Show MoreImmediately ban new fossil fuel infrastructure.Ensure 100% zero-carbon electricity consumption for New England by 2030 through the installation of solar panels, wind turbines, and energy storage devices and an investment in energy efficiency. Provide extensive, free job training programs to facilitate a just transition into zero-carbon energy production and installation. Expand energy efficiency standards to ensure that all buildings use entirely zero-carbon energy by 2040.
Transportation

Show MoreExpand our public transportation system, making public transit efficient and convenient enough to be an attractive alternative to private transportation. Install electric vehicle charging stations to help make electric vehicle travel easy and convenient. Reduce the cost burden of buying electric vehicles.

Clean Air and Clean Water

Show MoreLaunch a pollution cleanup task force to remove waste from frontline communities and to clean our rivers and coastline. Create a New-England-wide, comprehensive recycling system. Protect Indigenous sovereignty over tribal land. Strengthen clean air and water standards and increase enforcement of existing regulations. Replace water pipes made of lead across municipal and public buildings

Campaign for a Green New Deal for New Hampshire

350NH is a part of NH Renews, a coalition of racial justice, indigenous, labor union, and climate justice organizations fighting for Green-New-Deal inspired policy change across the region. As a part of this work, we will advocate for and implement sweeping policy changes in New Hampshire to improve our housing, health care, food systems, energy usage, transportation, and access to clean air and water.

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Campaign Volunteer Form

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FAQ

In February of 2019, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced the Green New Deal. In very broad strokes, the Green New Deal legislation laid out by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey set goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy, from electricity generation to transportation to agriculture. In the process, it aims to create jobs and boost the economy.

The Federal Green New Deal is a nonbinding resolution, which means if it passes, it wouldn’t itself create new programs. Instead, it would affirm the goals and projects would be turned into bills in the House and Senate in the coming years. The proposal stresses that it aims to meet its ambitious goals while paying special attention to groups like the poor, disabled and minority communities that might be disproportionately affected by massive economic transitions like those the Green New Deal calls for.

The Green New Deal is the federal resolution introduced in the United States House and Senate. NH Renews is an alliance formed between organizations across New Hampshire, aiming to implement Green New Deal-inspired policies that benefit the region as a whole and aim to help our region recover from COVID-19, economic injustices, and the climate crisis overall.

The cost of doing nothing to stop the climate crisis will be far greater than the cost of implementing a green new deal.  In New Hampshire alone, projections show billions of dollars worth of damages to critical infrastructure and coastal property if we do nothing to stop the climate crisis.  In New Hampshire we will ensure that the wealthiest New England residents pay their fair share in taxes. We will end mass incarceration, over-policing, and the militarization of law enforcement and redirect this funding. We will reduce the amount of wealth flowing out of our region to pay to import coal oil and gas. We will issue state bonds and develop a public green bank.

No, this is propaganda invented by the alt right to make the common sense policies of the Green New Deal seem radical.

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