Friday, June 5, 2009

Van Jones on NOW/PBS - Green Collar Jobs

While in Austin, Texas last week, I caught David Brancaccio's NOW segment on PBS. He was interviewing Van Jones, author (The Green Collar Economy), environmental activist, founder of "Green for All," an environmental group dedicated to bringing green jobs to the disadvantaged, and recently-appointed special advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Jones is passionate, articulate and well-versed in the broad lexical vocabulary of sustainability.

Now that he has the President's ear, will Jones be creating a new career frontier for America? Let's hope so.

This is an inspiring and encouraging segment... especially for those eager to transition into the green(er) jobs market:


  1. I thought it was great also. Van Jones has clearly found a win-win. Get the economy moving, get people new job skills, and save the environment all at the same time.

    Now if we can just get a national feed-in tariff there will be solar panels on every roof.

  2. Job trend has changed nowadays as most of them are looking for Green collar jobs. There are lots of job openings since many companies are in need of smart employers with adequate knowledge