Blogger Profile: Van Jones and Marianne Manilov
Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. Van is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. He is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs: The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009.
Van is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress. Additionally, he is a senior policy advisor at Green For All.
Van also holds a joint appointment at Princeton University, as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Marianne Manilov is a The co-founder and Co-Director of The Engage Network,that works to build change on a human scale through creating distributive networks and engagement pathways. Prior to Engage, Manilov's 20-plus year career as a grassroots organizer, media strategist and writer, included running campaigns and programs for groups such as Amnesty International and Greenpeace International. She is the co-founder and former Executive Director of The Center for Commercial-Free Public Education, home of the UNPLUG campaign against Channel One. Under Manilov’s direction, the Center was credited with bringing the issue of corporate influence and advertising in schools onto the national agenda, including bi-partisan congressional hearings. She serves on the board of directors of the Movement Strategy Center, and EarthRights International. She is part of the Full Circle Fund, a network of engaged philanthropists.
Van Jones and Marianne Manilov
Clean Energy Pioneer/Co-Founder, Engage
April 1st, 2011
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