Book Signing – The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones

Ivy League lawyer and writer Anthony Kapel Jones, aka Anthony “Van” Jones, aka Van Jones (think that’s the right progression) held a book signing at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park today for The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

After being introduced by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Van Jones went out of his way to mention Green For All, an organization he founded with a little help from Majora Carter (who was last seen in San Francisco earlier this year on Van Ness being manhandled by elements of both the SFPD and the Chinese People’s Armed Police), and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

You can get a feel for his views here on the HuffPo, with him discussing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s “Green Jobs Act of 2007.”

It was a quite an effort for Van Jones to get this book published, what with one prospective publisher saying:

Black people don’t buy Green books and White people don’t buy Black books.”

Or words to that effect. (Can you imagine?)   

So there you have it. Check out the impressive list of endorsements, below. 

Early reviews:

“Brother Van Jones is a visionary who spells out real solutions in black and white – and, of course, green. Van’s vision of a thriving, green economy doesn’t have throw-away things or throw-away people. It’s the kind of environmentalism everyone can get behind.” — Mario Van Peebles, actor and producer, Mario’s Green House

“It’s rare that someone with such a gift for speaking is able to convey the energy and excitement of his message equally well in writing. With The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones surpasses all expectations. The country seriously needs his take on the environment and the economy.” — Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco

“This book illustrates the link between the struggle to restore the environment and the need to revive the US economy. Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans.” — Al Gore

“Van Jones has a unique ability to inspire people of all colors, classes and generations to uplift vulnerable people, while protecting our vulnerable planet. His sparkling intelligence, powerful vision and deep empathy are all on full display in The Green-Collar Economy.” — Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

“Van Jones reminds us that the worst of times can also be the best of times — that a nation with an abundance of resources it’s wasting — beginning with its youth — has an enormous opportunity to stop foolishly bankrupting itself by chasing resources it is running out of — like oil.” — Carl Pope, Executive Director Sierra Club

“Van Jones’ authentic and passionate arguments trump the status quo. In The Green Collar Economy he holds the welfare of our neediest people front and center as he lays out a viable plan for the remainder of the 21st century.” — Tavis Smiley, Author, Television and Radio Host

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