A “Green New Deal”

January 7, 2009

Here’s an interesting piece of news: South Korea announced its “Green New Deal Job Creation Program” which pledges $38.1 billion to rejuvenate a sagging economy with environmental projects. South Korea hopes to create nearly a million new jobs through projects related to energy conservation, carbon reduction, recycling, and flood prevention, among others.

This makes us wonder what a Green New Deal would look like in our country. Any ideas?

Photo: A South Korean woman rides a bicycle along a road covered with fallen leaves in Nami, Chuncheon, South Korea (Agence France-Presse).