Green-Collar Jobs Key to Nation's Economic & Ecological Health

<p>Van Jones wants to make sure working-class and minority Americans can participate and benefit from a transition to a clean-energy economy.</p>
March 27, 2007, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"...rather than creating job-training pipelines that put these kids at the back of the line for the last century's pollution-based jobs, we need to be creating opportunities for them to be at the front of the line for the new clean and green jobs.

Another piece is to go a step beyond job training and begin to think about reviving the old Civilian Conservation Corps that [Franklin D. Roosevelt] created during the environmental challenges of his day. Now we have a new set of environmental challenges.

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Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 in Grist
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