Green Jobs Now

About Green Jobs Now

Green Jobs Now is a day of action on September 27th to show Congress, the next President, and the Nation we want an inclusive green economy, strong enough to lift people out of poverty and solve the climate crisis TK

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On September 26, we watched the first presidential debate of the 2008 election.

The next day, it was our turn.

On Saturday, September 27, tens of thousands participated in a national mobilization to say, "I'm ready for the green economy." We are ready to tackle the climate crisis by building a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

Green Jobs Now was a National Day of Action to empower everyday people to stage hundreds of grassroots events throughout the country. There was a special focus on low-income communities, communities of color and indigenous people. Together we sent a message to our leaders that, when it comes to creating green jobs for a more sustainable economy, PEOPLE ARE READY!

Right now, there are millions of people ready to work and countless jobs to be done that will strengthen our economy at home. There are thousands of buildings that need to be weatherized, solar panels to be installed, and wind turbines to be erected. There are communities that need local and sustainable food and people ready to farm the crops. There are public transit systems and smart electricity grids in need of engineers and electricians. On September 27th we showed that Americans are ready to build the new economy. Now is the time to invest in saving the planet and the people. Now is the time for green jobs now!

~ Van Jones and the Green Jobs Now Team

The Green Jobs Now Day of Action was a non-profit, non-partisan initiative of Green For All, 1Sky, the We Campaign and our many important partners, including you!


Informational Videos

"What Are Green-Collar Jobs?"
Van Jones on Chicago Tonight — June 26, 2008
[Chicago Live]


"The Green Economy is Coming"
Applied Research Center — April 4, 2008


"The Dream Reborn"
Dream Reborn — April, 2008


"Solar Richmond Success Story - The Dream Lives in Richmond!"


Please feel free to contact us with questions, concerns or comments.




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