When people hear the term “green” they often think of it as interchangeable with “expensive.” Of course, this is not a general rule: an environmentally sustainable lifestyle can actually save you a lot of money. Still, the stigma exists.
When it comes to politics, this link between green and luxury has put off many Americans who worry that promoting environmental sustainability may hurt the US economy or their own already stretched budgets. This can be seen as a major reason the political coalition fighting for environmental causes has long been small and exclusive.
A group of progressive thinkers began to recognize that this political isolation was keeping advocates for an environmentally sustainable society from accomplishing their goals in the US. Van Jones has become one of the many dynamic leaders who have reinvented the environmental movement through his call for a more inclusive vision of what a sustainable society looks like. …read more of Green For All here