In celebration of the Rio+20 United Nations Earth Summit, Green Festival teamed up with Fund Balance and HuffPost GREEN to launch live global coverage of the first NYC Green Festival. Enjoy re-releases of memorable keynotes from our inaugural NYC Green Festival, held on Earth Day weekend at Javits Center North.
Today we feature award-winning social entrepreneur, NY Times best selling author, former White House green jobs advisor and globally renowned leader in environmental and social justice, Van Jones. Jones is the author of two best selling books, The Green Collar Economy and most recently, Rebuild the Dream. He is the founder of three leading nonprofits: Green For All, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Rebuild the Dream. Jones speaks of an inspired nation, fighting to take back our future in a time where jobs are sparse, homes are being lost and politicians are not living up to the service of their people in need. Jones inspires us to demand the accountability that we need, from our elected officials and global leaders, to rebuild the dream of a prosperous future, embracing green jobs as the means to get America and beyond back to work.