Van Jones

Van Jones is the founding president of Rebuild the Dream, an initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity. He worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House in 2009. Previously, he cofounded three organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All.

Memo to candidates

Green-collar jobs mean standing up for people and the planet

For those of us who are a part of the movement for "green-collar jobs," last Sunday's Democratic presidential debate was a real watershed moment. Van Jones. Clinton, Edwards, and Obama were in the debate of …

Green Jobs Act of 2007

Pelosi’s plan to save the polar bears — and poor kids, too …

There has been a lot of discussion about the energy package that is set to pass the U.S. House this week. But the media so far has missed one of the most interesting and innovative …

U.S. House takes first step toward passing 'Green Jobs Act Of 2007'

Bill passes House; now on to conference committee

Hooray! This week Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (CA-32) officially became the most important environmental heroine you've never heard of. Solis, a Latina Congresswoman from Los Angeles, introduced the Green Jobs Act of 2007 (H.R. 2847). …

Dems in Congress: 'Green-collar jobs' will fight poverty and global warming

A hearing in the House shows promise

Hooray! Hooray! Finally! Yesterday, some House Democrats finally "connected the dots" on ways to solve two of the nation's biggest problems: failing American job security and global climate security. By addressing both issues simultaneously, these …

Vanity Fair: The unbearable whiteness of green

Where are low-income and minority greens in the media?

Once again this year, the spring season brought a flood of green-themed magazines to super-market checkout stands and airport news racks all across the country. And once again, the faces of non-white and non-affluent Americans …