Van Jones Forecasts Green Job Revolution

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White and blue collar jobs need to make room: Green jobs are showing promise.

President-elect Barack Obama promised $150 billion over ten years to create millions of new green-collar jobs.

The goal is simple enough — reduce waste and pollution while creating a new economy. But is it practical?

Where will these jobs be located, and who will get them?

For insight, NPR's Tony Cox speaks with eco-activist Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy.

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