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Green Power: Building a Green Workforce to Support a Green Economy

Ceres recently caught up with Van Jones, President of Green for All and director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, to discuss how new technology and energy solutions to the climate crisis can also help solve urban poverty, unemployment, and inequality in America's workforce.

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An Interview with Van Jones, President of Green for All and director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Green Jobs(June 23, 2008) It seems everyone is 'going green' these days -- from green investing to green marketing to green consumerism. There's no doubt that we must transition to a cleaner, greener economy if we want to avoid the worst effects of climate change.  But as alternative energies and clean technologies become more popular and prevalent in society, we're going to need a new workforce to build, maintain, and support this new economy. Where will this new workforce come from? And how do we ensure that we have the labor and skills needed to support a new energy future powered by clean technologies?

Ceres recently caught up with Van Jones, President of Green for All and director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, to discuss how new technology and energy solutions to the climate crisis can also help solve urban poverty, unemployment, and inequality in America's workforce.

[Music: Thievery Corporation, "Liberation Front" from The Richest Man in Babylon (Universal Music Division Barclay, 2002) and Michael Franti and Spearhead, "Yes, I Will" from Everyone Deserves Music (Reincarnate Music, 2003)]