Former Green Cabinet Member Van Jones Interview

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Van Jones, Former Adviser to President Obama Interviewed in Portland’s Willamette Week

Quoted From: January 19th, 2011 and by writer STACY BROWNHILL, Willamette Week

“What Obama’s ex-environmental adviser plans to tell Portland about the green economy.

Van Jones

Van Jones

Van Jones says he isn’t bitter that he’s no longer President Obama’s environmental adviser and green-jobs guru.

Jones, who will be speaking in Portland on Jan. 25, has certainly moved on since leaving his administration post in 2009. For those who don’t remember, Jones resigned after Fox News and the right wing relentlessly spotlighted his earlier role in activist groups, and highlighted both his calling Republicans “assholes” and the fact a group he founded was urging a boycott of Fox News host Glenn Beck.

Jones is now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank; senior policy adviser at Green For All, a nonprofit creating jobs for poor people that he founded in 2007; and on the faculty at Princeton University teaching a course, appropriately enough, on environmental politics.”

Easy Ways to Go Green highly recommends this article. Read the rest here at the Willamette Week.

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