VideoLine: Making the green economy inclusive
"Environmental justice is the new civil rights movement," says a young woman in a video created by the Oakland, California-based organization Green for All
The video, posted last month, highlights a number of green jobs efforts in the Twin Cities that marry sustainability, social justice, and job opportunities for women, minorities, people in recovery, and more.
The video features comments from Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, as well as Green for All fellows and others involved in local green jobs efforts and organizations like the Indigenous People's Green Jobs Coalition
, solar-power advocates and advisors Powerfully Green
, the joint City of Minneapolis/Ramsey County Workforce Solutions jobs program Project RENEW
, and Rebuild Resources
, a jobs program for people in recovery from addiction.
Green for All Fellow Karen Monahan sums up the reach of the efforts: "We are talking about issues of race, class, the environment, health, health care, education, the prison industrial complex, and I think that is what can make this movement so rich."