Eco-Equity

Van Jones on the Green Economy

 

 

spacer Eco-Equity with Van Jones

We don't just need to solve the ecological crisis. We also need to solve it the right way—the way that leads to eco-equity, not eco-apartheid. But how do we do that? What steps do we need to take to get there?

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.

Van Jones is the President of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Green For All.

:: YES! ARTICLE:
Green Jobs for All
by Ian Kim
People left out of the fossil fuel economy stand tall in the green economy.

:: TEACHING TOOLS:
Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools
Lesson Plans from our partner the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights that you can use together with selected YES! articles to teach about building a green and just economy, cities that serve communities and nature, and a just world that works for all.

:: GREEN JOBS CORPS:
This Oakland pilot project will provide local residents with job training, support, and work experience so that they can independently pursue careers in the new energy economy. More...

:: MORE VIDEO:
It's Not Too Late
Inspiring 1 minute video from Van Jones with the message that we're all in this together and we can fix the social/economic, ecological, and spiritual crises we face.

Brower Youth Awards :: Jon Warnow
Listen to Jon's energetic acceptance speech as he invites all of us to “step outside our comfort zones” and remake our world.


Trailer courtesy of YouTube.