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Power Shift 09 is underway!

Posted by Ada McMahon at Feb 28, 2009 02:27 PM |

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More than 10,00 young people in DC, and they are pumped about green jobs and fired up for action.

Here are some quick updates:

Van Jones delivered an amazing speech last night - challenging  youth to change the system, not just put a new battery in it. 

He reminded us that our President and leaders will never be as optimistic and as bold as we will be --

Don't back down! Don't back down!


Brought the room, packed with thousands, to their feet.

I was pretty excited about launching our "I'm Ready" Icons

on stage with the rest of the Green For All staff -- though I was slightly embarrassed to stand in front of so many people, modeling a t-shirt with my own face on it.

Green For All staff and friends were on several panels today -- topics ranging from Hip Hop to the Clean Energy Corps, funding our movement to the connection between Climate Change and the economy.   In about ten minutes, our Julian McQueen and Nikki Henderson will present on  Making the New Green Economy GREEN FOR ALL: Ensuring Equity and Access to the New Economy.



Much more tonight, tomorrow, and Monday (LOBBY DAY!). 

Follow twitter updates and see most recent photos here.  Our Group Photo shots are now up!
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reaching the youth

Posted by Evette Wagner at Mar 02, 2009 09:59 AM
Great hip hop video. We need to start raising funds to iimplement training programs w/stipends and to have business incubators specifically for green collar business growth and the disadvataged community. Can the Hip hop community contribute to a non-profit designed to assist the disadvantaged get out of proverty through green collar work?
I've got the time and the experience and a plan. Need help moving it forward, Obama can't do everything by himself we've got to take ownership of our communities, our future and the planet.

1959 Chevy

Posted by umbrarchist at Mar 02, 2009 01:58 PM
John Kenneth Galbraith was an economic adviser to JFK. He wrote about the planned obsolescence of automobiles in 1959. How old was Barack Obama in 1959.

We are having economic problems now but our economists say nothing about how much Americans lose on the depreciation of automobiles every year. Would you believe $300,000,000,000 per year?

People talk about jobs but no one suggests mandatory accounting in high school? What good is 4 years of English literature?

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green jobs with solar financing

Posted by Warren Hickernell at Mar 04, 2009 08:13 PM
Here in Florida my partner and I are trying to do our part in not only promoting solar energy use but helping get new employees trained and employed.
We have solar heating installation groups all over the State installing new systems but we have already lent all of our own funds to finance the customers' purchases throughout the State. With this financing of system installations, it makes it easy, affordable and encourages customers to switch over to solar heating in their homes, and we all know the benefit of doing this, including the financial benefit to the user.
We already have millions financed personally so in order to continue building the use of solar heating in Florida homes, we will need to secure either investors who will accept the 7.9% financing return or an institution that will accept the same. The amount of projected future funding that could be lent out is $25 million over the next 24 months, providing solar usage to thousands of homes and new jobs for installation specialists!
We are looking to do more to get people started right in their own home, so if you have ideas or contacts for more funding available to our financing unit for these solar users, please let me know...thank you and let's continue on...