Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: At the intersection of economics and environment

Mother Nature Network

As an advocate for a clean-energy economy, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins stands at the intersection of economics and environment, working to make the case that “environmental protection is something good for the economy.” Ellis-Lamkins, chief executive officer of the Oakland-based Green For All, says that too often the public is presented a false choice – environmental protection or jobs. Steps to improve the environment – updating infrastructure, for example – can create jobs.
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