01 Jun '12, 9am
Q&A: Van Jones on Politics, Student Loans, and the Access Economy
*Van Jones speaks June 13 and 14 at the Sustainable Industries Economic Forums in Portland and Seattle – click here for more info . In 2007, Van Jones was featured on the cover of Sustainable Industries magazine. His work and advocacy for green jobs, as well as his first book, The Green Collar Economy , stirred interest all the way to Washington D.C. In it, Jones is brimming with optimism about the growing green economy and what that could mean for our country. He sets forth several recommendations for the next president to maintain momentum toward more resource conservation and clean energy solutions, and create opportunities in sustainable industries for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. When Jones keynoted the Sustainable Industries Economic Forum in December 2008, he shared the news that he had been tapped to join the Obama administration as its green jobs czar....