Van Jones in Philadelphia

Posted by on October 13, 2008

Van Jones in Philadelphia

Van Jones will be in Philadelphia on October 21st to promote his new book: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

Please join the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Africana Studies Program at Drexel University for this exciting event. This event will sell out, so RSVP today if you plan to attend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Location: Drexel University
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Cost: Free
Books will be for sale on site

Space is limited; RSVP required
RSVP via e-mail to Sheyna Arthur at
Please type “Van Jones RSVP” in the subject line of your e-mail

About the Book
In The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, acclaimed activist and environmental leader Van Jones embraces the challenges of oil dependence, a sagging economy, and global warming itself, transforming these looming threats into enormous financial opportunities. Jones gives a new voice to a different kind of environmentalism, one deeply rooted in the lives and struggles of ordinary people. It’s not about green consumers; it’s about green workers and bringing the environmental movement to the working class.

The message of The Green Collar Economy is clear: “Give the work that most needs to be done to the people who most need the work,” and solve two pressing problems-pollution and poverty-at once. In turn, you provide people with not just a paycheck, but also a purpose.

Rachel Carson’s 1963 landmark book Silent Spring was the pivotal ecological examination of the last century. Now, rising above the impenetrable debate over the environment and the economy, The Green Collar Economy delivers a timely and essential call to action for this new century.

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