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Van Jones’ Speech at VNRC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

At VNRC’s 50th anniversary celebration keynote speaker Van Jones, a nationally-recognized author, activist and passionate advocate for a new American dream and a clean energy economy kept more than 600 people rapt – and periodically clapping and whooping – for more than an hour. Rolling easily from philosopher to comedian to preacher to political strategist to motivational speaker, Jones laid it on the line: American society, and the American Dream, is at a crossroads. One choice means jobs, healthy children, clean air and water, and a sustainable world, he said. The other, global despair.