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Green Collar Economy How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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ISBN-10: 0061650757

ISBN-13: 9780061650758

Edition: 2008

Authors: Van Jones, Ariane Conrad, Robert F. Kennedy

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Provocative, personal, and inspirational, The Green Collar Economy is not a dire warning but rather a substantive and viable plan for solving the biggest issues facing the country-the failing economy and our devastated environment. From a distance, it appears that these two problems are separate, but when we look closer, the connection becomes unmistakable.In The Green Collar Economy, acclaimed activist and political advisor Van Jones delivers a real solution that both rescues our economy and saves the environment. The economy is built on and powered almost exclusively by oil, natural gas, and coal-all fast-diminishing nonrenewable resources. As supplies disappear, the price of energy…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Van Jones is an award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. He is the best-selling author of the books The Green-Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. He served as the green jobs advisor to President Obama's White House. Jones is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress and a senior policy advisor at Green For All.

Ariane Conrad is an editor and writer living in San Francisco. She is the coauthor of The Green-Collar Economy by Van Jones.

" Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and was named one of Time magazine's ""Heroes for the Planet"" for his�work in�the fight to restore�the Hudson River. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. His published books include Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997) and his articles have appeared in The New York Times , The Washington Post , Los Angeles Times , The Wall Street Journal , Newsweek , Rolling Stone , Atlantic Monthly , Esquire , The Nation , Outside…    

Foreword
Introduction: Reality Check
The Dual Crisis
The Fourth Quadrant
Eco-Equity
The Green New Deal
The Future Is Now
The Government Question
Buoyancy and Hope
Afterword: Winning Already-For Better or Worse
Action Items
Resource List
Notes
Acknowledgments