Van Jones: The Promise of Green Collar Jobs (Video)
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By now, you've likely heard about Van Jones and the call for green collar jobs, which will help the environment and the economy. But how exactly does it work and why is it important? Here's two short videos from Jones that bring his ideas to light.
You can also view them at the ShoreBank website, a bank that has been helping to raise money for Jones' organization Green For All with donations each time people open one of their savings accounts.
ShoreBank believes in the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. For more than 35 years, they have been building community, protecting the environment, and providing a good financial return for depositors. ShoreBank has worked with Nobel prize winners and top economists. From the very beginning they have helped those that no one else would, such as businesses and developments on Chicago's south side.
Here's Van on the basic home improvements that would create green collar jobs and benefit the environment:
Here's Van passionately speaking about the promise of an inclusive green America: