"We will have a special focus on low-income communities, communities of color and indigenous people. This will send a message to our leaders that, when it comes to creating green jobs for a more sustainable economy, PEOPLE ARE READY!"
"Right now, there are millions of people ready to work and countless jobs to be done that will strengthen our economy at home. There are thousands of buildings that need to be weatherized, solar panels to be installed, and wind turbines to be erected. There are communities that need local and sustainable food and people ready to farm the crops. There are public transit systems and smart electricity grids in need of engineers and electricians. Americans are ready to build the new economy. It's time to invest in saving the planet and the people. It's time for green jobs now!"
23 September 2008
Green Jobs In The USA
In the US, on 27th September (the day after the first US presidential debate), there will be a Green Jobs Now national day of action. So far, over 500 events are being organised in all 50 states in the US -- teach-ins, house parties, service and work projects and living room discussions. Van Jones, the founder and President of Green For All, is the moving force behind it. He's an interesting guy.