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Green Recovery: Can Company Eco-Initiatives Boost the Economy?

AndrewWinstonGreenRecovery

Sea Change Radio Host Bill Baue speaks with Andrew Winston about his book, Green Recovery: Your Company’s Green Guide to Surviving the Recession—and Thriving in the Upturn.  And Tania Haldar Hart brings us this week’s Sea Change News Analysis.

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Green Collar Jobs Build the Clean Energy Economy

Bracken Hendricks

Climate change, racial discrimination, and economic recession may seem impossible to solve. But building a green economy could do the trick. The beauty of the green economy is that it could tackle all these problems at the same time. But only if labor is a driving force behind it. And that’s beginning to happen. Green collar jobs build a clean energy infrastructure. They’re hard to outsource because most of the work, like weatherizing homes, happens on-site. Advocates are working to make the green workforce more racially inclusive. And incomes could rise as demand grows for workers left out of the oil-based economy. Today we speak with 2 of the most prominent advocates for green collar jobs and the green economy. Today, we speak with Bracken Hendricks, author of Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy. and co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a green economy. We also hear from Van Jones, founder of Green For All, an initiative seeking to lift 250,000 people out of poverty through green-collar jobs.

Bracken Hendricks

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Apollo Alliance

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