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.