Earlier today, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Apollo Alliance President Jerome Ringo and MoveOn.org’s Eli Pariser addressed the media, offered their support for tomorrow’s global event Live Earth, and turned the spotlight towards solutions to the climate crisis.
Ringo emphasized the points he made in his TomPaine.com essay, “For A Live Earth, U.S. Must Lead”:
The federal government must again lead the charge by making the investments that will create the tools for change. In every case, that upfront investment has led to increased prosperity. While we may have to sacrifice now, we will benefit many times over in the future…
…The work of saving the environment will be the work of business and the people who work for business, and that is an opportunity, not a danger. We can create new jobs, and they can be good jobs that provide the means to live and give working people of every stripe a real stake in change.
For more on the Apollo Alliance vision for a clean energy economy, check out the 10-Point Plan for Good Jobs and Energy Independence.