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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Green Jobs Visionary Van Jones Joins CEQ

Van Jones, left, has taken a job at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as a special adviser for green jobs. CEQ coordinates President Obama's climate, energy and other environmental policy initiatives with federal agencies. Jones is the author of "The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems." He is the co-founder of the Oakland, California-based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and founder of Green For All.

Jones is a 1993 Yale Law graduate, a husband and the father of two small boys. (NYTimes, 3/10/09)

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