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Civilian Green Corps


An army of workers, thousands, maybe, insulating “American homes and stick(ing) solar photovoltaic panels on their roofs. They could achieve, within a year or two, easily noticeable effects on our energy consumption.”

That’s the thinking of author and scholar Bill McKibben in this opinion piece that ran in the Hartford Courant. McKibben is advocating an organization similar to the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC, as you may recall, was a work-relief program during the Great Depression that focused on conservation projects.

In his piece, McKibben is arguing for a similar venture, where workers can make a difference with projects impacting America’s energy consumption. He points to the Green For All campaign as a starting point.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 5:39 pm by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Bill McKibben