The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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“Steadily—by redefining green—Jones is making sure that our planet and our people will not just survive but also thrive in a clean-energy economy.”
—Leonardo DiCaprio

A New York Times bestseller, The Green Collar Economy by award-winning human rights activist and environmental leader Van Jones delivers a much-needed economic and environmental solution to today’s two most critical problems. With a revised introduction and new afterword by the author—a man who counsels President Barack Obama on environmental policy—The Green Collar Economy and Jones have been highly praised by a multitude of leaders and legislators, including Al Gore, Senator Tom Daschle, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Van Jones was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009” by Time magazine, and with The Green Collar Economy he offers a wise, necessary, and eminently achievable plan for saving the earth and rescuing working class Americans.


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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Idealistic and I think too naive for someone as smart as Jones. And the timing couldn't be worse - right before the economy tanked. Nothing in here was particularly new or earth-shattering if you keep up with the green world, but if not, you might learn something. Read full review

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User Review  - tracyfox - LibraryThing

The Green Collar Economy outlines Van Jones' vision for a clean, green, equal-opportunity America. It's chock full of plans to build a new economy based on caulking and weatherization, solar panel ... Read full review


introduction Reality Check
three EcoEquity
seven Buoyancy and Hope
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Van Jones is the founder and former president of Green For All. In March of 2009, he became the special advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Van Jones lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife and two sons.

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