9.27.08: The Nation Stands Up!
On September 27, 2008, more than 50,000 Americans came together to call for a new green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
From campuses to housing projects, from Native American reservations to Black Churches, nearly 700 communities in all 50 states sent a unified message to our leaders:
"America is ready to build the new economy. We're ready to save people and the planet. We're ready for green jobs now!"
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"Green & Sexy" event in Chicago. Photo by Brennan Taylor.
New York, NY
"I'm Ready" photo from Sustainable South Bronx and Green Worker Cooperatives. Photo by Nikki Henderson.
Prince George's County, MD
A volunteer installs a new CFL during the Prince George's Home Efficiency Makeover.
Portland is ready for Green Jobs Now!
Pittsburgh residents harvest sunflower to produce biodiesel. Courtesy of GTECH Strategies.
In Fayetteville, the next generation is ready for the inclusive green economy.
New Orleans, LA
People at the Lafayette Square Bollard Reuse and Beautification Project are ready!
The Coal River Wind Project rallies for Green Jobs and Healthy Mountains in front of the West Virginia statehouse.
Philadelphia Councilman Frank Rizzo signs the "I'm Ready" petition during the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Democracia U.S.A.
Green Jobs Now is a project of Green For All, 1Sky, the We Campaign, and our many sponsors and partners. Together we are working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty and solve the climate crisis.