Who Is Obama’s New Green Czar?
According to a release on Democrats.com, Van Jones has been named as Obama’s new Green Czar. “As traditional jobs vanish by the millions, President Obama’s success will depend on the creation of new “green” jobs, including alternative energy and conservation. And President Obama has chosen the perfect person to create those jobs: Van Jones.”
Van Jones Named as Obama’s New Green Czar
Van Jones, founding president of Green For All is also a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. Jones was named TIME Magazine 2008 Environmental Hero. Further, Jones was on the list of Fast Company’s 12 Most Creative Minds of 2008. As if that wasn’t enough glow on one’s resume, he’s the New York Times Bestselling author of The Green Collar Economy (Harper One 2008). The book has been endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, Tom Daschle and Al Gore.
Green For All is a U.S. organization that promotes green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged. Its mission is to build an inclusive, green economy – strong enough to resolve the ecological crisis and lift millions of people out of poverty.
He is also a 1993 Yale Law graduate, husband and the father of two young boys. He has been described as “a tireless advocate, committed to creating ‘green pathways out of poverty'” and has been said to desire the expansion of the coalition against global warming.
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