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Nearly 700 Communities Nationwide Hold Green Jobs Now Rallies – 10/01/08

Posted on September 30, 2008 | in Labor News | by

Nearly 700 communities across the country participated in a national “Green Jobs Now” event. Jesse Russell reports on one of the events that took place in the Bronx:

Tanya Fields is the Outreach Coordinator for Sustainable South Bronx which hosted an event in the New York City Borough. She explained what the event was about:

[Fields]: We are ready for the investment in green jobs. Green jobs can really be used as a path way out of poverty.

Fields said Green Jobs are important not only for the environment, but also for creating better paying jobs in areas stricken by poverty.

[Fields2]: Green jobs have really been an effective way of not only remedying a lot of the environmental issues that are happening, but simultaneously creating living wage jobs for people in those communities.

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