Walking the green talk

Walking the green talk

2 October, 2012
The Green Collar Economy
Van Jones describes a socially just green future
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Climate change and global warming are increasingly being discussed in the media, and have undeniable relevance for economies worldwide. But often times, people tune out and are not able to connect to the issues because climate change might seem so far away from their daily lives. In The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones outlines the connection between the environment and the economy. He focuses his message not only to the environmental elite, but to the everyday Americans who are looking to embrace a transformation from a grey to green economy.
 
While the focus of the book is on the American economy, economies beyond the U.S. can reference many of his key points as they reflect global environmental and economic concerns. To remedy an economy currently dependent on non-renewable resources such as coal, Jones explains his vision for an economy that is built on renewable energy sources that can stimulate job growth in communities. In this visionary economy, social justice goes hand in hand with the environment. By creating communities that are built upon green and clean industries, poverty can be alleviated while workers can contribute to an economy they know will sustain for many generations to come. This book stimulates thought about the possibilities for a sustainable future both economically and environmentally, through new ideas and models for responsible economic growth.
 

By: Ecozine Staff
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