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Green Collar Economy

Grow, Baby, Grow

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan B. Tanda

Who could forget Sarah Palin's famous line during the 2008 presidential campaign: "Drill, baby, drill!" With the current environmental and economic di...

Nicholas Sabloff

How Environmental Activist Van Jones' Book "The Green Collar Economy" Reached The NYT Best Sellers List

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Social and environmental activist Van Jones felt he had important message about the economy, energy prices and global warming to impart in his book "T...

I Stand with Van Jones

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable.

College Students Flock To Green Degrees

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With an increased interest in the environment and growth in the "green collar" job sector, colleges and universities are beginning to incorporate sust...

Let's Launch a Clean Energy Apollo Project

Phil Angelides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phil Angelides

America's new Apollo mission will spur domestic job growth, end our reliance on foreign energy sources, curb climate change, and position our nation to thrive in the 21st century.

Time for a Green Clawback

Bob Giloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Giloth

"Additionally, the Secretaries of Energy, Education, and Labor announced collaboration to make it a major priority to institutionalize cross-agency co...

Clean Energy Jobs Within Reach

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN — Business leaders vowed Monday to help world governments set a price on carbon, establishing a market that governments can use to cu...

Who's Missing in the Big "Green" Conversation?

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Hecht

Many cities seem to be missing the critical aspect of including low-income and under-served urban areas as part of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.

Green-collar Jobs: Equal Pay for Equal Work

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

We have a chance now to make pay equity real for women across the country. We can invest in a new, green economy that asserts the principles of pay equity from its very inception.

How Van Jones Put A Green Job In The White House

The Big Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When he wasn't running his fix-poverty, fix-the-planet nonprofit in Oakland, he was seeding Obama's transition team with ideas for an all-encompassing...

Biden Economic Adviser Says Green Jobs Could Help Unemployed, Underemployed (VIDEO)

Spotlight On Poverty | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Middle Class Task Force, headed up by Vice President Joe Biden, has already had a lot of emphasis on green jobs, and Biden's chief economist isn't...

Tomorrow's Info Today: Staying Ahead of the News Cycle

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

From now on, I will only get my news from future-based sources, and thus seek to remain ahead of the curve. Outlandish, you say? Impossible? You are obviously so behind the times.

What Are Green Jobs? Joe Biden's Answer (VIDEO)

WhiteHouse.gov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the questions that keeps coming up lately is this: What's a green job? What do they look like, where are they going to come from and who's goin...

Creating a Green American Dream

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

We've brought to light real solutions to the economic and environmental problems facing the country so well that the White House itself wants to hear what we have to say -- and wants to make sure everyone else is listening, too.

Biden: Green Jobs Will Aid Middle Class

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Joe Biden is kicking off his Middle Class Task Force work in Philadelphia today, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer: Vice President Joe Biden will be ...

Green Jobs First Topic For Biden's New Task Force (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama just made a big step toward the green goals he set on the campaign trail, announcing a task force that would address an economic stimu...

D.C. Gets its Close-up

Tim Shey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Shey

As someone who until recently was a resident of Washington for twelve years, it's fun watching D.C. have its biggest moment in a long time.

New Labor Secretary is Brown and Green

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

Solis is the right secretary of labor to take advantage of a great opportunity not only to make America's economy stronger by making it greener, but also to make Americans living in poverty part of a revitalized middle class.

Recession-Proof: Cheaper, Greener Information Technology

Treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a report whose title says it all: Market Overview: A Slowing Economy Won't Slow Down Corporate Green IT Initiatives. As we've seen just ...

Solar Toledo: City's Makeover From Glass City To Solar Valley

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To secure its future, Toledo, once known as the Glass City, embraced its past; Toledo is where glass was first mass-produced for bottles, buildings, a...

Environmentalists Thrilled About Richardson As Commerce Secretary

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Several big environmental groups have issued statements praising Barack Obama's nomination of Bill Richardson today to serve as secretary of commerce....

Obama Should Use General Motors to Build the Green Collar Economy

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

All signals point to Obama investing heavily in green collar jobs. The labor force and manufacturing capacity of GM provides a perfect springboard for a national green jobs initiative.

Environmental Community Offers Obama a Green Economic Recovery Plan

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Beinecke

The plan covers a range of issues that merit prompt presidential attention, but it underscores the immediate need to solve the entwined economic, climate, and environmental crises.

Obama's Green Job Corps

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many political observers (most recently my colleague David Carr) have written about the Obama youth machine -- and how, with the election over, the pr...

Not a Moment Too Soon: Van Jones' New Book

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It's been a hard fall. That's why I couldn't imagine a better time for Van Jones to release his new book: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.