Financial Solution: America Needs Green Jobs
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On September 27, nearly 700 American communities in the
grips of a financial meltdown sent a clear message to our government’s leaders:
help jumpstart our economy with green jobs now.
number one resource is people, not oil, says the Green Jobs Now project. The United States cannot drill or burn our way out of the current crisis; instead, we must work
together, invest, and invent our way out.
More than 100,000 people rallied at events across the
country on September 27 to urge leaders to jump start the clean energy economy.
nationwide movement, called “Green Jobs Now: A Day to Build the New
Economy”, urged policy makers caught in political deadlock to think beyond
drilling and bailouts.
“America is ready for the green jobs that a commitment to 100 percent clean electricity
within 10 years will bring — jobs that can’t be outsourced, jobs that reassert America’s
commitment to opportunity, innovation, and environmental protection for all,”
said Alliance for
Climate Protection CEO Cathy Zoi. “This is what it means to Repower
America.” Together, we can solve the climate and financial crises.