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The Big SHFT: Van Jones, Green Jobs Pioneer

  • The nation's leading green jobs advocate aims to renew the American dream

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    Van Jones is a lawyer and activist who is America's leading advocate for green jobs. He is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human RightsColor of Change and Green For AllVan's first book, The Green Collar Economy, is a clear-headed and optimistic discussion of the need for clean energy solutions to create sustainable jobs for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The ideas set forth in the book landed Van a job in Washington D.C. as the Obama administration's green jobs advisor, a tenure that was cut short amid intense conservative criticism.

    Now he's back with Rebuild the Dream, a grassroots movement and book that outlines the demise of the American middle class -- and offers practical solutions to restore it.

    Check the video to learn more about this fascinating and inspiring figure.


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