Synopses & Reviews
The Green New Deal is a comprehensive legislative plan to fight climate change, transition to a green-energy economy, clean up our air and water, and promote racial and economic equality through family-sustaining job opportunities. In its breadth and boldness, it's a vision that mirrors President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's original New Deal, implemented to pull the country out of the Great Depression in the 1930s.
And just as Roosevelt and his administration used art, particularly posters designed by WPA artists, to rally support for the New Deal, here is a collection of 50 vibrant tear-out posters that celebrate the pillars of the Green New Deal, including environmental sustainability, renewable energy, equality, job creation, and community. The posters are designed by more than 40 illustrators representing a wide range of artistic styles--but all reflecting the urgency and passion of these issues. They are oversized, colorful, and visually striking. Perforated pages make them easy to tear out to hang or to use as signs at marches and demonstrations. The back of each poster features text explaining the issue and how the Green New Deal seeks to address it. The book also features a foreword by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, co-sponsor of the bill, and helpful resources for getting involved in the fight.
"The Green New Deal is the most exciting idea in American politics for decades--and as theses powerful posters make clear, it's grabbed the attention not just of policy wonks but of artists who can translate these ideas into images that move us."--Bill McKibben, bestselling author of Deep Economy
Posters with a purpose. A clarion call for our time, the Green New Deal is a bold and far-reaching legislative plan to fight climate change, create millions of good-paying jobs, promote economic and racial equality, and so much more. In its ambition, it's a vision that mirrors President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, which helped pull the country out of the Great Depression. And just as WPA artists mustered support for the New Deal with their work, here are 50 powerful posters to champion the Green New Deal. The posters are original, colorful, and visually striking, with text on the back that explains each issue and how the Green New Deal seeks to address it. Perforated pages make them easy to tear out and hang or use as signs at marches and demonstrations, because it's not just a book to flip through. Climate change affects everything: the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, the places we call home, and the people we love. And the time to act on it is now.