"The Green Collar Economy How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems" outlines author Van Jones’ plan for simultaneously solving socioeconomic inequality and environmental problems. The Green Collar Economy is the first environmental book authored by an African-American to make the New York Times bestseller list. The book is a detailed proposal for a "green new deal". There is the opportunity to create thousands of low- and medium-skill jobs that help conserve energy (for example, insulating older homes and buildings) or use alternate energy sources (solar panels). These are local jobs that can’t be exported. With appropriate incentives and programs, the jobs can be created in inner cities and thereby help lift people out of poverty. According to Jones, we can ensure the "approaching green wave lifts all boats." In the book, Jones calls for a mass movement to tackle our ecological and economic crises. 

Check out the organization founded by Van Jones, "Green for All" at http://www.greenforall.org

Source: E-mail notice submitted by Faye Kennedy, Founder of Talking Drum newsletter.  Fayek@springmail.com or  (916) 484-5025.

Stay-In-The-Know: Mark your calendar for the upcoming "Green California Summit and Exposition" on March 15-17, 2010 at Sacramento Convention Center


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