Van Jones: Inforum’s 21st Century Visionary Award
Van Jones broke new ground with his proposal for a green-collar economy, stating that “the time has come to move beyond eco-elitism to eco-populism.” He fights for environmental justice and to create an economy that is both sustainable and that lifts up the poorest communities through green-collar jobs.
Jones describes how the third wave of environmentalism — the investment wave — could solve inequality and catastrophe with a “Green New Deal” mindset. The Commonwealth Club awards Van Jones a 21st Century Visionary Award for guiding the nation to ecological equality.
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/06/29/Van_Jones_Inforums_21st_Century_Visionary_Award