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VIDEO: Meet Phaedra... and Recovery Call

Posted by Julian Mocine-McQueen at Mar 18, 2009 07:59 PM |

This week, Green For All welcomes our new leader: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

This change in leadership reflects a larger transition for Green For All - and this movement. Together, we are moving from hope to change,

Implementation means turning BILLIONS of Economic Recovery dollars into actual green jobs for the folks in our streets and neighborhoods.

Watch Phaedra and Van Jones (now Special Advisor for Green Jobs to the White House!) talk about this transition.

Then join us in implementation - starting with a Conference Call
next week: Grassroots Action Toward a Green Recovery for All. 

About Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins:

Phaedra comes to Green For All from San Jose, California, where she was the head of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council and Working Partnerships USA. She helped to expand health care access in San Jose and across California. She also helped to raise the minimum wage for low-income families in the South Bay - twice.

Grassroots Action Toward a Green Recovery For All
A Green For All National Conference Call

Wednesday, March 25th
Noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern

Hear how leaders from disadvantaged communities are using Recovery Act funds to bring green jobs and training home. Ask your questions about securing Recovery funds where you live.

RSVP for the call.

More Recovery Resources

Let's bring home a green recovery for all.

Julian Mocine-McQueen

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Now is the time....

Posted by Lewis Demetri at Mar 18, 2009 10:14 PM
Thank you! A main stream labor process and buy in on the green jobs platform will indeed be transformative! Creating new jobs is always a good thing, but having the basic value of these jobs be centered on sustainability ties in the regenerative economic power that only sustainable technologies can deliver, and that actually multiplies the net positive value of these jobs produced, within the community. Green skill sets will be of increasing premium value, and the 'green work' that to be accomplished will also have an accruing value.

Thanks to both of you for your time, efforts and leadership at this crucial moment of grabbing a hold of this unprecedented opportunity.

great work

Posted by Georges Dyer at Mar 19, 2009 09:48 AM
Seems like a great new leader for Green For All - thanks for all the work you are doing, it is so critical to getting us through this "great disruption" and creating a much better world for all.

Saint Joseph - Patron Saint of Workers

Posted by Joseph Scarpa, LEED AP, EcoBroker at Mar 19, 2009 11:43 AM
Remember St Joseph as the Patron Saint of Workers.

In Southern New Jersey, consider joining our or attending our seminars at

I am also looking for alternate energy firms to open businesses in our two new Eco-Industrial Parks in Salem and Cumberland Counties in New Jersey.

Patron saint of workers

Posted by Ron Zamora at Mar 19, 2009 12:12 PM
Today is the feastday of St Joseph. I am a product of 12 years of Catholic education, 10 of those taught by the Sisters of St Joseph of St Augustine FL. There are many orders of St Joseph nuns throughout the US & one of their main tenets is social justice for all !! Green jobs are one of many ways to get this country back on its feet !!

Happy St. Joseph's Day!

Posted by Cristina Humara at Mar 19, 2009 03:36 PM
For all those called Joseph or Josephine and for all of us who are workers, Happy Saint Joseph's Day, Patron Saint of Workers! May greeb jobs bring some social justice!

Phaedra Ellis-Lampkin

Posted by Katrina Meredith at Mar 19, 2009 12:58 PM
Phaedra sounds like an excellent choice to lead the Green Jobs movement through the next phase. Congratulations to Van also for his new role in the Obama administration.