CALL-IN SHOW: “1000 Conversations,” Ithaca’s Green New Deal w/ Luis Aguirre-Torres
Dan Burgevin's Mural, "Sunrise on the Green New Deal," located on the corner of West Buffalo Street and North Fulton Street in downtown Ithaca, NY. (Ithaca Murals)
Two years ago, the City of Ithaca passed the Green New Deal resolution, promising that whatever it does to fight climate change will benefit the whole community, especially people with limited means.
As the city moves to decarbonize transportation and electricity sources and change the way it heats and cools its buildings, it’s also asking people what it can do to improve their lives.
That’s one of the backbone questions of 1000 Conversations, Ithaca’s broadly framed public outreach effort under the Green New Deal.
Luis Aguirre-Torres was hired by the City of Ithaca to make the Green New Deal happen, and 1,000 Conversations project was his idea — partly as a way for him to get to know the community.
He joined us in the studio for a call-in program to talk about the Green New Deal, and hear what the community thought of the plan, and what people say could improve their lives.
This program originally aired on September 1st, 2021.
This program was hosted by Jonathan Miller; produced and engineered by Felix Teitelbaum, with production help from Jimmy Jordan and Jonathan Miller; reporting was contributed by Jonathan Miller, Esther Racoosin, and Jimmy Jordan; special thanks to Gary Reinbolt and Fred Balfour.