Van Jones announces launch of Apollo Alliance in Oakland. Photo by Marisa Arrona.
The Apollo Alliance is challenging Americans to avert global warming and create 3 million jobs—in 10 years. Inspired by Kennedy's moon launch challenge, the Apollo Alliance is challenging U.S. leaders to achieve this new goal. The Alliance wants a quarter million supporters by fall 2006. Signing the Apollo Challenge means supporting energy independence and creating jobs in conservation and clean energy. Above, Van Jones joined with other Oakland leaders in October to announce the city's resolution to make Oakland "Oil Independent by 2020." It is the first U.S. city to do so. —Sarah Kuck