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Building the Green Economy for Liberty and Justice for All

Published on 15 Nov 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock , Maggie Comstock Posted in Greenbuild
Van Jones at the Greenbuild Green Jobs Summit

Prolonged applause, two standing ovations, a full crowd erupting in inspired conversation. The closing keynote of the Green Jobs Summit provoked meaningful conversations on the role of green jobs for both economic and social prosperity. The former White House green jobs advisor, Van Jones, was a fitting cap to the third annual Green Jobs Summit at Greenbuild, hosted in partnership with the Center for American Progress and the BlueGreen Alliance.

The Summit featured experts from all sectors of the green building industry to weigh in on the role of green building jobs in economic recovery. In the aftermath of the recent U.S. elections, it is important to consider the future of our movement as we work to secure a sustainable and resilient future for forthcoming generations. The expert panels offered a diversity of themes under the green building jobs umbrella, including “Green Jobs Post-Elections - What's Next?,” “Saving the Green Job Idea with Industry Informed Efforts,” “Green Jobs for All - The Demographics of Green Building Jobs” and “The Role of Green Buildings in Economic Recovery.” Learn more about each session and check out the #GBgreenjobs hashtag on Twitter to learn more about virtual conversation stimulated by the Green Jobs Summit.

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Maggie Comstock

Policy Analyst U.S. Green Building Council

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Director of Sustainable Strategy, Interface, Inc.

Van Jones should have been on a full conference Plenary session!

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