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The Buzz on the Van Jones Resignation at Momentum

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Jones' successor at Green for All, took the issue head on yesterday at the Tides Foundation Momentum Conference.

There was lots of buzz about the Van Jones resignation yesterday at the Tides Foundation Momentum Conference, but one speaker took the issue head on, and that was Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Jones' successor at Green for All, the organization he founded to promote quality training and green jobs at the grassroots level. Ellis-Lamkins had a lot to say, and she is not shy.

She joked about the fact that Jones calls her at 6AM, and she talks to him more than members of her family. She poked fun at the white guys -- Adam Werbach, now at Satchi and Satchi preceeded her at the podium -- who promote the notion of the environmental movement being dead as totally irrelevant to her and the work at the community and regional level.

Don Hazen is the executive editor of AlterNet.
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