Thursday, October 18, 2007

Green Collar Gigs

Hillary Clinton has been utilizing the term "Green Collar Jobs" over the past few months and, not surprising, she didn't come up with it. In fact, she wasn't even the first candidate to start endorsing the term and the revolutionary plan associated with it. Actually, John Edwards was the first to actually layout a full-fledged plan called "Green Collar Economy." But where did this Green Collar Job plan and terms origniate from?

Van Jones has been talking up this plan for over a year and a half now. His organization, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, has been the megaphone for this and other progressive ideas and strategies to combat the multiple challenges facing our communities and world: poverty, racism, environmental degradation and economics.

His interview with Thomas Friedman in today's NY Times shows just how far his idea for Green Collar jobs is going. Check it out...

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