Van Jones was at the Democratic National Convention this week to talk about green jobs, justice, and the economic growth potential in a new, green economy. I caught him for a few minutes to talk about the message he’s bringing to the convention, and about whether he’d take a job in an Obama administration. Green Jobs Czar, perhaps?

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We also caught up with a number of leaders in the environmental community to talk about what the next administration needs to do on climate. More videos below the fold.

Betsy Taylor, president of the board of directors for 1Sky:

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Jeremy Symon, senior vice president for conservation and Education at the National Wildlife Federation:

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Sierra Club political director Cathy Duvall:

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Jessy Tolkan and Brianna Cayo Cotter of the Energy Action Coalition (with League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinski heckling off camera):

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