Glad to see Van Jones, of Green for All, as one of the primary panelists on this past weekend’s State of the Black Union 2009, Afternoon Session, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Watch it on C-SPAN here. http://tinyurl.com/bhot2f
Van, from Oakland-based Green for All, who is author of the NY Times Bestseller THE GREEN COLLAR ECONOMY, has been at the top in calling for green jobs to lift people, especially people of color, out of poverty while addressing environmental issues. Unfortunately,all this excellent clamor for rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure is still ignoring the need to rebuild the nation’s devastated natural infrastructure.
How about Green for All Life…. If we can now just breathe into place the major missing component of the emerging Green Collar Economy, the creation of green jobs in wildlands restoration, the Green Economy will be complete. This is Ecological Heath– healing ourselves through healing the Earth.
Great Plains Restoration Council seems to be the only one calling this, and we are already demonstrating it in our project areas. www.gprc.org We need to become a nation of workers again, only this time building up life, not tearing it down.