What comes first on the agenda: Poverty or environmental issues?
Why not both?
Green For All has a simple but ambitious mission: to help build a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. By advocating for a national commitment to job training, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy- especially for people from disadvantaged communities. Green for All will fight both poverty and pollution at the same time. GFA is committed to creating “green pathways out of poverty” for hundreds of thousands of people in the United States, by greatly expanding federal government and private sector commitments to “green-collar” jobs.
Green For All is led by Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, CA. It launched at the Clinton Global Initiative this fall in New York. Partnerships include the Apollo Alliance, Color for Change, and regional initiatives such as Sustainable South Bronx.