Week of 5.29.09
Green Jobs: Hope or Hype?Will "green jobs" revitalize the American economy?
It appears that your computer does not have the Flash Player required to view NOW videos. Visit Adobe to download and install the latest version of the Flash Player.What will jobs of the future look like? Many studying that question are seeing green - green jobs. And with President Obama promising to create 5 million "green-collar" jobs over the next 10 years, some are predicting that new career paths in energy efficiency and clean power will transform the American economy.
This week, NOW on PBS talks with environmental activist Van Jones, founder of "Green for All," an environmental group dedicated to bringing green jobs to the disadvantaged.
In March, Jones was appointed as special advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Now that he has the President's ear, will Jones be creating a new career frontier for America?
Whitehouse.gov: Council on Environmental Quality
Green for All: What are green collar jobs?
YouTube: Van Jones Keynote at Powershift 09
In the News
Associated Press: Govt announces money for green jobs and training
The New York Times: Study Forecasts 297,000 Green Jobs
NPR: What Kind Of Green Jobs Will Stimulus Spawn?
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