Audio: The New Math on Green Jobs

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Van Jones, the writer and advocate, is widely credited with introducing the term 'green jobs' into common use.

Kasey Baker

Van Jones, the writer and advocate, is widely credited with introducing the term 'green jobs' into common use.

Seven years ago, New York State was poised for a so-called green jobs revolution. That didn’t exactly happen. Jobs did come, but only a fraction of what was predicted. And it wasn’t just local leaders who were making these promises; it was coming from all levels of government, nonprofits and the private sector.

In fact, green jobs have been created, but not in the way that anyone expected. Hear what happened:

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