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

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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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"[Jones] new book -- which details how an ambitious public spending program on energy efficiency and renewable energy can stimulate the economy and create good jobs for the poor and unemployed -- couldn't have landed at a better time."--Washington Post

"Van Jones has made a national name for himself by finding one solution to three persistent problems: poverty, racial inequality, and the environmental crisis. He wants to solve these problems by creating green jobs filled by the poor and people of color--the groups often left behind during technological advances."--Boston Globe

"The baton is passed to climate advocate Van Jones who clearly sees that our future must be green and must include everyone. His powerful new book 'The Green Collar Economy' shows us how to accomplish it."--Laurie David, global warming activist

"Once in a very long while, a truly original voice enters our national political discussion--and changes the conversation for the better. [...]Van Jones does just that. The Green Collar Economy lets us envision a world in which the Earth and everyday people both thrive."--Senator Tom Daschle

"Van Jones has a unique ability to inspire people of all colors, classes and generations to uplift vulnerable people, while protecting our vulnerable planet. His sparkling intelligence, powerful vision and deep empathy are all on full display in The Green-Collar Economy."--Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

"This book illustrates the link between the struggle to restore the environment and the need to revive the US economy. Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans."--Al Gore

"Jones accomplishes the super heroic feat of linking together the solutions for poverty, the energy crisis, and global warming. Van is a visionary of our times, and one of my personal heroes. Every relevant 21st century leader needs to read Van's book."--John Hope Bryant, Founder & CEO, Operation Hope

"Van's words echo the sentiments of many indigenous communities, who have endured the effects of coal strip mining, uranium mining and mega dams. The Green Collar Economy outlines industrial society's path towards a just future."--Winona LaDuke, Native American and environmental activist

"Pay attention: we are witnessing the debut of a major American voice."--Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest

"In The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones turns conventional environmentalism on its head. Watch out: this book could change everything."--Larry Brilliant, Google.org

About the Author:

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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