Green For All President Van Jones to Join DC Councilmembers, Anacostia Families to Demand Green Jobs Now! DC Event One of Hundreds Planned Nationwide to Highlight Economic Benefits of Transitioning to Clean Energy.
Green For All President Van Jones, community groups and DC elected officials will join Anacostia families Saturday, September 27th to call for green jobs now! The District stands to benefit tremendously from the emerging green jobs movement, and the local event aims to educate and empower DC families to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the transition to clean energy.
The event is part of the National Day of Action for Green Jobs, a day when thousands of citizens from across the nation will get together to show our leaders that we are ready for green jobs now! The DC event will feature a morning service project, a rally and an educational fair and is focused on low-income residents, ex-offenders and the faith-based communities in DC’s Ward 8.
WHAT: "Get Going, Get Green: Green Jobs Now" rally and jobs fair in Anacostia
WHEN: September 27th 2008 Clean-up Project 9:00am – 11:00am Green-Collar Jobs, Health and Community Fair 12:00pm – 4:00pm
SPEAKERS: Van Jones, Founder and President of Green For All Councilmember Marion Barry, Ward 8 Councilmember Councilmember Mary Cheh, Ward3 Councilmember Reverend Anthony Motley, President of the Jobs Coalition Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Congresswoman from DC And more…
WHERE: Bethlehem Baptist Church 2458 Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020 Bethlehem Baptist Church is directly across from Anacostia Metro Station (Green line)
WHO: We Campaign, Green For All, 1Sky, the Ward 8 Environmental Council, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Jobs Coalition, Serve Nation, and Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light.
Learn more at: http://events.greenjobsnow.com/greenforall/events/show/5174