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Articles by Van Jones

Read Van Jones' ideas and strategies on bringing the environmental and social justice movements together.

Van Jones: In Obama Win, a Triumph of Community Organizing Van Jones: In Obama Win, a Triumph of Community Organizing
by Van Jones
Community organizers around the country worked overtime to hand the election to President Barack Obama. Now we need him to stand up for our values and vision.
The Age of Obama: What Went Wrong (and How to Fix It) The Age of Obama: What Went Wrong (and How to Fix It)
by Van Jones
Van Jones reflects on his time in—and out of—the White House.
Now, Let’s Occupy the Ballot Now, Let’s Occupy the Ballot
by Van Jones
During election season, all eyes turn to politics. How do we ensure that the interests of the 99 percent are represented in the halls of power?
Time to Reclaim the American Dream Time to Reclaim the American Dream
by Van Jones
Van Jones: Why Wisconsin gives the movement for “hope and change” a second chance—and what you can do about it.
Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic
by Van Jones
Video: How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.
Van Jones: Love Harder Van Jones: Love Harder
by Van Jones
Van Jones on how to put Americans back to work and pull America back together.
PODCAST :: Van Jones: Why I’m Going to Washington PODCAST :: Van Jones: Why I’m Going to Washington
by Van Jones, Doug Pibel
YES! Editor Doug Pibel talked to Van Jones, following his acceptance of a position as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in March 2009.
Uniting and Building Movements Uniting and Building Movements
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him what it was like for him to act as that bridge.
Van Jones: "We Need More Friends" Van Jones: "We Need More Friends"
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has advocated a change in how we practice activism. Sarah van Gelder asked him what he means when he says we need to make more friends and less enemies.
Saving the Economy and the Environment Saving the Economy and the Environment
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him how we can turn his ideas into real policy.
With Obama in Power, What is Next? With Obama in Power, What is Next?
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones' leadership has been especially important in bridging the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. This is one of the key promises of the Obama campaign, so in this interview, conducted on November 12, 2008, I asked him whether he now planned to join the Obama administration.
Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy
by Van Jones
Excerpt from book by Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
Carl Pope & Van Jones Carl Pope & Van Jones
by Van Jones, Carl Pope
Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss Environmentalism, New Media, Civil Rights, the Economy
It’s Not Too Late It’s Not Too Late
by Van Jones
The crises facing our planet can be overwhelming. But it is not too late for change, says Van Jones, a respected social justice leader. In this inspiring video, he shares that change begins with a world view that says we're not going to leave anyone behind.
Eco-Equity Eco-Equity
by Van Jones
Van Jones offers a framework for building a just and sustainable world that centers around building a green economy that lifts people out of poverty.
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