Former White House environmental adviser and Green For All founder Van Jones recently spoke in the very green city of Seattle, Washington, a far friendlier place than the other Washington he joked. You can watch the full speech, which is worth it, at worldchanging.com
I’m starting his book The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems and I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned as I go along.
Here’s a quote from the speech he made in Seattle on May 27th. This is the kind of stuff that made me a believer in the first place and now I’m inspired all over again. Here’s his much needed take on BP’s massive oil leak. Continue reading
For African Americans and other people of color, I hope you can support the clean energy solutions that will make our communities more prosperous. This isnâ€™t the time to surrender to feelings of hopelessness and despair. Itâ€™s time to tell our friends, neighbors and elected officials why clean energy is good for our communities and our country.”
R&B singer Omarion has recently decided to kick the truth to the young Black youth and everyone else about clean energy in an op-ed post.
Omarion also explains that he recently finished The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! tour with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All and none other than Biz Markie among others. The tour was designed to bring together the youth, African Americans, the Hip Hop community, and various faiths to get active about the need for clean energy jobs and a greener future for all Americans. Continue reading
Van Jones is an American treasure…Van’s vision, in short, is a vision for America restored to its place as the definitive world economic leader. ~Benjamin Todd Jealous”
This Friday the NAACP is holding their 41st Image Awards. Slated to receive the President’s Award from NAACP from its president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is The Great Van Jones. That’s him in the pic above caressing a solar panel.
It seems there is no better move for this organization to make than to support the green jobs promoter who is still under attack by right wingers and Fox News. Continue reading
I didn’t start out as an environmentalist.
I started out helping urban kids in trouble and I burned out, going to way too many funerals and court cases that turned out badly.
I was just trying to get my own health back.
I went to these retreat Centers in Marin County, and it was a different world.
They had all this organic food and solar panels and hybrid cars, and I was like — why don’t they have this in my neighborhood?
I thought, if we had these kind of jobs and services in Oakland, we’d probably have less violence. Continue reading