This video gives voice to the thousands of people who make up a grass roots movement to create green jobs in the United States. Individuals interviewed explain why they are involved with this cause–one man explains how he believes green job creation can also be an action in poverty alleviation, others assert it will help reinvigorating the economy while paving the way for social justice and environmental protection. Here’s why green jobs must be on the national agenda.

Marissa Colón-Margolies

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