F6/ Van Jones: Green-Collar Jobs: The Next Step Forward (Very Popular)

F6 Green-Collar Jobs: The Next Step Forward—Van Jones As the sustainable portion of the economy grows, it creates more than just business opportunities for the rich and improved consumer choices for the middle class. The green economy also creates job opportunities to lift people out of poverty. This workshop shows how we can bring together the social justice and ecology movements in the service of "greening our cities,” the surest pathway both to peaceful streets and global ecological health. Van Jones champions alternatives to violence and incarceration in urban America. A Yale educated attorney, he is president of the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, California. Under the slogan “Green-Collar Jobs, Not Jails," he works to build a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.