22 Sep '11, 2pm

Why environmentalists should care about #occupywallstreet Environmental change needs systemic economic change.

Why environmentalists should care about #occupywallstreet Environmental change needs systemic economic change.

Perhaps many TreeHugger readers don't need to be convinced that the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan is a green event, but it is. Even if ostensibly about economic issues more broadly construed, many of the protestors' articulated aims in the occupation has environmental implications, for the better. Here's an explication of the latest Occupy Wall Street communiqué , though a green lens (I'm skipping the demands with only a very tangental environmental connection): On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country's population. Ending wealth inequality is our one demand. Should be no great secret to anyone following the news that the US is in some pretty dire financial shape. Poverty is at record levels, with great spikes along racial lines (10%+ higher than the national average) and for young families with children...

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