Van Jones


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in Jackson, Tennessee, The United States
September 20, 1968

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Anthony "Van" Jones is the Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Appointed by Barack Obama in March 2009, the newly created position will find Jones working with various "agencies and departments to advance the administration's climate and energy initiatives, with a special focus on improving vulnerable communities."

Jones is an environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney and author. He founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 1996, a California NGO working for alternatives to violence. During his tenure as Executive Director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Jones signed a petition for 911Truth.org in 2004; subsequently, he has said
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The Green Collar Economy: H...

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Beyond the Messy Truth: How...

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Rebuild the Dream

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“It's in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.”
Van Jones

“If we keep pulling death from the ground, we will reap death from the skies.”
Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

“Now it’s the age for the translator. It’s the age for the bridge builder. It’s the age for Velcro. It’s the age for Lego. It’s the age for combining what we already have into what we need.”
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