You’ve probably heard of green-collar jobs. But what exactly are they? And what’s the green economy being heralded by so many as the best route to a future of human prosperity absent ecological armageddon? This video produced by the Applied Research Center for Green For All — a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy — offers some tantalizing answers.

On September 27, the day after the first presidential debate, tens of thousands of people nationwide are joining together for a national day of action to let the candidates, and the country, know that they’re ready for the green economy now. Organized by Green for All, 1 Sky and the We Campaign, this day of action currently includes 353 events in 45 of the states of the union and the list is growing. The events run the gamut — from block parties, house parties, teach-ins, living room discussions, service and work projects, public programs with food, music, poetry……and much more.

Check out this Google map to find an event near you. Can’t find one? Then, organize something yourself. Not sure how to do it? Check out this quick-and-dirty guide to hosting a Green Jobs Now event in your community and watch this useful video.

If you can’t make it to an event in your area, you can still sign the “I’m Ready” petition and spread the word about Green Jobs Now to your friends via phone calls, emails, Facebook, and, even in this mediated age, in person.