January 28, 2009

Letter to President Obama

Here is a letter that Van Jones wrote to President Obama.

"Two for the Price of One"

You need a smart, elegant "signature initiative" that will solve many problems at once. Green For All recommends that you create a Clean Energy Corps to put people to work retrofitting, rebooting, and repowering the nation with renewable energy. We have so many people who need work: construction workers, veterans, urban and rural youth, people coming home from prison. We have so much work that needs to be done: installing solar panels, manufacturing wind turbines, weatherizing homes, planting trees. If you connect the people who most need work to the work that most needs to be done, you can beat the recession and global warming at the same time.


Van Jones is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Green Collar Economy and is president of Green For All

January 27, 2009

From Detroit - More of the same

Talk about lack of vision from Detroit

The NY Times reports that the Big Three claim that the new emissions standards will lower their profits. Ignoring the fact that Toyota, Honda and others are doing much better than the Big Three because they are providing vehicles that are more fuel efficient - among other things.

A prophet once said, "Where there is no vision... the people perish." I'm thankful that Washington is now starting to provide a vision for a sustainable future, our future.