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In this lecture, justice and green energy activist Van Jones dumps the concept of disposability. He suggests that society should be as concerned about rescuing people – in particular, incarcerated citizens – as it is about rescuing plastic bottles. With gentle humor, Jones explains why the modern tendency to throw away goods, resources and people is a habit society should eliminate. getAbstract’s advice: Watch Jones’s insightful oration, and don’t discard his thesis.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How plastic harms the planet and hurts poor people in particular,
  • Why disposability is an ineffectual concept,
  • How social justice and ecology tie together, and
  • Why we must rescue disadvantaged people like we rescue inert goods from landfills.
 

About the Speaker

Van Jones is the founder of Green for All, which works to create an inclusive green economy, and of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

 

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