7.3 The Green Energy Movement
If you type the search phrase 'The Green Movement' into Google you will see more than 368 million hits. The topic clearly has "buzz" and certainly evokes passions. In the reading file you will find a paper that addresses the issue from an economic perspective. It’s called, The Genuine Progress Indicator published by Redefining Progress, a public policy think tank.
In many places around the world, the Green Movement has become a true part of the political process, Germany’s Green Party being the most visible in a major democracy. Also, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) lobby governments and fundraise at the grassroots level to push their agenda. While global warming and resource allocation have certainly become top of mind for many, great challenges remain.
What do you see as the greatest hurdles to the level of cooperation needed to create a sustainable economy?
What would a sustainable economy look like?
Read the following New York Times article:
Buying Into the Green Movement, by Alex Williams, July 1, 2007
If your refer back to the Pillars of Sustainability, you can see how elements of the green movement evolve from that concept.
How would you improve this model?
Can you estimate the genuine impact that green movement has had on the sustainable energy industry?
If you were to influence the green movement, how would you improve it?
Do you have an original way for the movement to broaden its appeal?