Renew, reuse, recycle: A look back at environmental learnings

If 2018 was the year of the Blue Wave, 2019 is the year of the Green Wave, with the environment topping the list of progressive voter concerns as it becomes a defining issue for Democratic lawmakers.

At our meeting later this month, we’ll be taking a look at the Green New Deal and other ideas and policies that have emerged in both the public and private sector to address climate change, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future. But in the meantime — and in the spirit of recycling — it’s worth taking a look back at some of our rich and thought-provoking resources from last year, when Women’s Caucus members turned out in record numbers to learn, share experiences and take action on the environment.

To learn more about the history of environmentalism in the US, environmental policy (or lack thereof) in the Trump administration, why environmental issues are women’s issues and much more, check out the presentation from our teach-in last year.

Then, for a great read at the intersection of environmental and racial justice, check out co-chair Meghan Feeks’ article from last year on white bias in the green movement, in which she calls for an environmentalism that looks as much like Flint, Michigan as Lake Michigan.

Hope you enjoy these recycled goods! Keep the spirit going with our members’ shared daily tips and why not share yours on our instagram challenge!

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