Van Jones, one of our co-founders. "The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance"
John Francis is known to all as the Planet Walker. After witnessing a massive oil spill in San Francisco Bay in 1971, Francis gave up all motorized transportation. For 22 years, he walked everywhere he went - including treks across the entire United States and much of South America - hoping to inspire others to rethink the petroleum economy.
In her six years as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, Janette Sadik-Khan has made a lot of changes. Those changes are all aimed at her goal of making it easier and safer to get around in New York, and to make the city a better place for residents and businesses.
Caroline Lucas among dozens arrested in Balcombe anti-fracking protest
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, leader of the Oakland-based nonprofit Green for All, organizes minority and low-income communities to press for green jobs and mobilizes their grassroots power into a national force for an inclusive, clean-energy economy.