Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meet Obama's New Green Jobs Adviser, Van Jones

Van Jones, founder of YouTube nonprofit partner Green for All and leader of the green jobs movement, has just been appointed to the position of Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the Obama Administration.

Van Jones may be new to the White House but he's no stranger to YouTube. Here's one of his most recent speeches, from Powershift 09, which brought 12,000 climate activists to Washington D.C.:

Still hazy on what the green jobs movement is all about? This documentary from Working Films spotlights Jones and provides context on how green jobs can lift people out of poverty:


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