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Learn about geo-greenism from Thomas Friedman in Vail Tuesday

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyThomas Friedman

VAIL, Colorado ” Thomas Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times foreign-affairs columnist, posits that Americans can lead the charge to save the world from a pending energy crisis.

Tonight at 7 p.m. Thomas Friedman will discuss “geo-greenism,” an ambitious national strategy that he claims can help save the planet from overheating, and improve America’s health, wealth, innovation, productivity and security in a taped satellite program airing at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.

The Live from the 92nd Street Y Programs are live satellite broadcasts from New York into our community. B’Nai Vail hosts the 92nd Street Y programs, all talks with powerful speakers on a variety of gripping national and global topics. The program is free to the community.

“I am thrilled that B’Nai Vail is bringing these enriching and important dialogues to our community,” said Rabbi Deborah Rappaport.

Friedman’s latest book is entitled “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution ” And How It Can Renew America.” In it, he argues, “America has a problem and the world has a problem. America’s problem is that it has lost its way in recent years partly because of 9/11 and partly because of the bad habits that we have let build up over the last three decades, bad habits that have weakened our society’s ability and willingness to take on big challenges.

“The world also has a problem: It is getting hot, flat, and crowded. That is, global warming, the stunning rise of middle classes all over the world, and rapid population growth have converged in a way that could make our planet dangerously unstable.”

Friedman believes that the plan to address these global trends will determine the quality of life on earth in the 21st century.

“In a world that is getting hot, flat, and crowded, the task of creating the tools, systems, energy sources, and ethics that will allow the planet to grow in cleaner, more sustainable ways is going to be the biggest challenge of our lifetime,” Friedman writes. “But this challenge is actually an opportunity for America. If we take it on, it will revive America at home, reconnect America abroad, and retool America for tomorrow.”

What: Thomas Friedman discusses geo-greenism in a taped satellite program

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Vail Interfaith Chapel, 19 Vail Road

Cost: $10 suggested donation

More information: Call 970-477-2992

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