In the 1950s, a few American cities started having trouble getting enough workers to make cars, buses, trucks, and boats.
Then they started to think, “This is an economic problem, and we can solve it.”
And so the U.S. government created a program to help cities and towns make these new vehicles.
And by the 1960s, this program had become a massive investment in auto parts.
Today, nearly 20 percent of all U.N. peacekeeping troops rely on parts and spare parts from the U,S., and Canada.
So how do you make the case that we should invest more in our environment and our infrastructure and our food supply?
And how do we take the next steps to keep our economy healthy, our economy thriving, and our environment sustainable?
That’s what we’re here to explore in this episode.
And I want to thank you for being with us.
Thanks for listening.
And for your questions.
Thanks so much.
Special thanks to our guests: Mark Z. Danforth, director of the National Geographic Conservation Lab.
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