I have been so moved by hearing Van Jones speak that I'm posting about his new book, The Green Collar Economy, How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, before I've read it. The book came out today. I don't even have a copy.
But I've seen Mr. Jones speak to an audience of 2,000 with no one left sitting for the ovation. I've seen him share the stage with a California Senator, with people from the food industry and regardless of the company he finds common ground, a meeting place which invites everyone to work toward a united common good. I'm confidant his book is a continuation of those conversations.
The Green Collar Economy finds itself in good company too. The forward is by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The front cover has a blurb by Al Gore (the tiny print at the top). I first read the book was coming out this week at Fake Plastic Fish, who heard about it from Have Fun and Do Good and then I got mail today from Green For All letting me know again. I'm hopeful we'll be hearing about the good work Van Jones encourages from many other places as well.
To further the buzz if you would like to read The Green Collar Economy leave a comment and I'll do a drawing for two people on Saturday and purchase books online (from an independent seller) to be sent to you. Let's spread the word!