Greening the Bailout
In this short video Van Jones, founding president of Green For All, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress and author of "The Green Collar Economy" discusses ways in which greening the bailout can help move the economy, people and the planet on towards a healthier future.
Jones suggests that rather than bailout the auto industry, allowing it to proceed unsustainably as it has in the past, the industrial resources of Detroit could be used to produce clean energy products for wind and solar technologies. He also suggests that many green jobs could be created for many of the people currently out of work, facing unemployment, or returning from wars or from prison through a massive green retrofitting of infrastructure, which would essentially pay for itself in a few short years.
In this Pop!Cast, Jones shares his vision for providing America’s poor with “green jobs instead of jails” and a creating a Green Revolution that includes everyone.
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