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Green jobs: Van Jones on the Colbert Report

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 1, 2008

I caught up with Van Jones, founder and president of Green For All this afternoon. Jones’ status vaulted from green visionary to eco-celebrity thanks in part to a much-emailed a column by Thomas Friedman in the NYT last October enumerating how Jones is bridging green issues, jobs, class and race in unprecedented ways. Green For All is working to build a potentially potent coalition that promises to unite some odd bedfellows — business, environmentalists, labor, low-income communities and the youth movement. The common denominator here is the need for a wave of investment to cut emissions and the wave of new “green collar” jobs that will be created if so. It’s a plan that’s already causing ripples in the fast-multiplying campaign pledges for green-collar job programs from Clinton, Obama and McKean. Learn more from Jones himself. He’ll be sitting with Stephen Colbert for a mock-grilling on the Comedy Channel’s Colbert Report April 1, at 11.30pm Eastern.

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BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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