"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates"
- Van Jones
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This quote by Van Jones speaks with the value of buying green efforts as a method to benefit the economy and society as a whole. He stresses that these green dollars are the most fiscally conservative thing the federal government has ever done, as they are working hard to cut energy bills, international warming gas emissions, joblessness, and hardship. In addition, these green efforts are raising the value of homes and cleaning the air, which is reducing asthma rates. This quote highlights the value of investing in green initiatives, as it can have a favorable influence on the economy and society.
"Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart. How much we can do for each other"