Check this great video out by Harlem resident Van Jones. Our challenge is implementation. Creating those jobs now for the 50% unemployment for men of color and 40% unemployment for women of color in Harlem (it’s 70% unemployment for men of color in Compton, Ca.,):
Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy, highlights specific ways to create jobs for Americans while also making moves to help green the planet.
Van Jones thinks “green collar” jobs could clean the United State’s energy-dependent economy.
His path to a healthy green economy includes his work on the Green Jobs Act of 2007, which authorized $125 million to train people for green-collar jobs. – The Commonwealth Club of California.Van Jones is the founder and president Green For All, based in Oakland, California. The mission is to help build an inclusive, green economy – strong enough to lift millions of people out of poverty. Jones is an advocate, championing “green-collar jobs and opportunities” for disadvantaged people. He is committed to creating “green pathways out of poverty,” while greatly expanding the coalition fighting global warming.
Jones has worked to combine solutions to America’s two biggest problems: social inequality and environmental destruction. Under the slogan “green-collar jobs, not jails,” he is calling for green economic development in urban America.
Jones is the author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.
From Foratv on youtube.com