A New Shade of Green; The Anthropocene, Climate Change and Latinos

October 1, 2014 8:12 PM

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"Climate change is a defining issue of our time and there is no time to lose. There is no Plan B because we do not have Planet B," said the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon while participating in New York City's People's Climate March on September 21. The Secretary-General was one of nearly 400,000 marchers intent on sounding the alarm in advance of the UN's own Climate Change Summit. Several Latino and Latino serving organizations collaborated with march organizers, among them Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges).

I borrowed the phrase, "A New Shade of Green," from the recently concluded Americas Latino Eco Festival, a six-day event in Boulder, Colorado. The festival offered a wide range of workshops with climatologists and other experts, paid homage to environmentalists Chico Mendes and César Chávez, and sch...

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