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Calling all volunteers: Clean Energy Corps

The House voted to create Clean Energy Corps, part of a larger bill to dramatically expand volunteer national service with 175,000 new positions. President Obama issued a statement on the bill which he pushed for: "We know that government alone is not the answer to...

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Tuesday Video

It seems like every other Tuesday Video, Van Jones is the star and it’s no wonder: The visionary was just offered a position in the administration for a special adviser on green jobs, enterprise, and innovation. Naturally, we take partial credit for his rising popularity.Jones...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2009

Tuesday Video---Green For All

This is a longer edition. “The Lawrence of Arabia: Director’s Cut” of Tuesday Videos at just over an hour. But it’s worth it. So kick back as the Center For American Progress hosts a green economy forum with California congresswoman and Secretary of Labor designate...

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MONDAY, JAN. 19, 2009

"The Dream Reborn" 

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., we urge readers to check out King County Executive Ron Sims’ piece from last year on how his vision connected to climate change, green jobs and social justice. It addressed the poverty aspect of environmental issues that has...

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