Summer Reading 2009
Van Jones: The Green Collar Economy
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College summer reading selection for 2009 is The
Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
by Van Jones. Copies are available in Neilson and Young Science
Van Jones argues that the
old top-down approach to solving environmental problems will not
work. In order to solve our ecological problems the solution must
be based in the lives of ordinary people. The author lays out a
detailed plan for addressing the environmental crisis through job
training and the development of new business and employment opportunities.
This program confronts the global climate crisis while at the same
time offering a means of healing country’s racial and class divisions.
For more information about
the book and the summer reading program for first-year and entering
students, please see the Summer
Visit the Harper
One website, publisher of The Green Collar Economy, to view
full page images and look inside the book.
is a noted human rights and social justice activist, lawyer, and
author, recently appointed as a Special Advisor to the President
on the Green Economy. He is the founder of Green
for All – “a national organization dedicated to building an
inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of povery.”
Visit this organization’s blog at http://www.greenforall.org/blog
Mr. Jones also is the co-founder of the Ella
Baker Center for Human Rights, “a strategy and action center
working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America.” To
visit this organization’s blog at http://www.ellabakercenter.org/blog/.
Read about Van Jones from the HarperCollins
Resource Center - Read a more detailed biographical overview.
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Van Jones, author of
The Green Collar Economy
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Audio & Video Files
More Reading About a Green Economy
Past Summer Readings
Native Guard (Natasha Trethewey)
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Tracy
Kettle Bottom (Diane Gilliam Fisher)
The Gangster We Are All Looking For (Lê Thi Diem Thúy)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (Barbara Ehrenreich)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
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