The Compact for Racial Justice: Van Jones on Green Economies
On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.
November 14, 2008
In this essay for Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, Van Jones writes on the importance of green jobs to the racial justice movement, in terms of environmental impact and economic impact. Van Jones is founder of both Green For All and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and was recently tapped by President Obama to serve as the Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
For more essays, videos, press, and conversations about the Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, visit arc.org/compact.