Go Green Reads Book Discussion: A Planet to Win

We are delighted to partner with Go Green Reads on a Virtual Discussion of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal

Monday, Nov. 16th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

This free event will be held via Zoom. To register, please email gogreenreads@gmail.com.

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About the Book: The age of climate gradualism is over, as unprecedented disasters are exacerbated by inequalities of race and class. We need profound, radical change. A Green New Deal can tackle the climate emergency and rampant inequality at the same time. Cutting carbon emissions while winning immediate gains for the many is the only way to build a movement strong enough to defeat big oil, big business, and the super-rich--starting right now.

A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry and building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, guaranteeing climate-friendly work and no-carbon housing and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide. We don't make politics under conditions of our own choosing, and no one would choose this crisis. But crises also present opportunities. We stand on the brink of disaster--but also at the cusp of wondrous, transformative change.

"Urgent, clear-eyed, and energizing, this book is a powerful example of the radical collaborative thinking we desperately need to avoid climate dystopia and win a world where the many can survive and thrive."
--Astra Taylor, Director of What Is Democracy?

About the Authors:

Kate Aronoff is a Fellow at the Type Media Center and a Contributing Writer at the Intercept. She is the co-editor of We Own the Future and author of The New Denialism. Her writing has appeared in the GuardianRolling StoneHarper'sIn These Times, and Dissent.

Alyssa Battistoni is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and an Editor at Jacobin. Her writing has appeared in the Guardiann+1, the NationJacobinIn These Times, Dissent, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Daniel Aldana Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2. His writing has appeared in the GuardianNature, the NationJacobinPublic BooksDissent, and NACLA.

Thea Riofrancos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College and the author of Resource Radicals. Her writing has appeared in the Guardiann+1Jacobin, the Los Angeles Review of BooksDissent, and In These Times. She serves on the steering committee of DSA's Ecosocialist Working Group.

About Go Green Winnetka: 

The mission of Go Green Winnetka is to raise awareness regarding sustainability and inspire schools, governmental units, organizations, businesses, and individuals to take action targeting climate change, waste, and sustainable raw materials.

Go Green Winnetka works within Winnetka and in concert with other area Go Green groups to share best practices and problem-solve by hosting and participating in formal meetings, informal gatherings, discussions, presentations, movie screenings, book groups, yard tours, clean-ups, and public advocacy, among others.


Event date: 

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom event!
A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Jacobin) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788738316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Verso - November 12th, 2019

In the twenty-first century, all politics are climate politics.