Winning a Green New Deal will require assembling a broad coalition rooted in the working class. To build that coalition and massively roll back energy usage, we can’t overlook a universal energy efficiency and conservation program for buildings, especially our homes.
Francis Eanes is a visiting assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates College, where his research and teaching focus broadly on food, housing, and land use in participatory urban planning.
It’s tempting for students and academic workers to hope for a quick “return to normal” at colleges and universities. But normality was misery for an increasing number of us.