I could not contain my excitement last night, reading Thomas Friedman’s New York Times article featuring Van Jones, of the Green for All Initiative. Mr. Jones is leading the way for what could be one of the greatest environmental initiatives in America. His idea is very simple: to use the fight against global warming, to also fight poverty through the creation of green-collar jobs. Based in Oakland, California, Van Jones, has been able to rally the support of Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi, and has launched the Green for All campaign to get Congress to allocate $125 million to train 30,000 young people a year in green trades.
Imagine an army of men and women, with caulk guns as weapons, greening the country all over. What a vision! You can make it happen by taking the Oakland Apollo Challenge for Good Jobs. Just one click.