Green-job advocates Green for All have just moved into a lovely new office space in Oakland, California. There’s plenty of natural light, beautiful bamboo floors, and lots of room to grow. Unfortunately, their charismatic founder, Van Jones, hasn’t had much chance to enjoy it.
Jones is one of the faces at the forefront of the environmental justice movement, and the man is in demand. Luckily, he happened to be in town for one day (and one day only!) while Todd and I were in the Bay Area, and I got the chance to chat with him in his new digs.
Jones emphasized that the country’s number one resource isn’t oil — it’s people. And he wants to mobilize them to do the work that’s going to move us toward a sustainable future. This Saturday, some 500 communities in 48 states will be standing up for these green jobs as part of the National Day of Action.
Check out this video clip of my interview to find out more about the National Day of Action, Green for All’s mission, and Jones’ hopes for a green economy.