Our point of view is, lets not be so elitist that we can't honor good, hard, dignified, ennobling work: people working with their hands, building things, putting up solar panels, weatherizing homes, working on organic agriculture, building wind farms. We don't have robots in society, so somebody has to do that work. Lets make sure that the people who can use that work get a chance to do it. I see that as a first step toward bigger and better things.
Source: The Green Options Interview: Van Jones: http://ryanthibodaux.greenoptions.com/2007/05/29/the-green-options-interview-van-jones/
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos