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Green Jobs Tour in Nashville

From the morning Tennessean on line:

The Made in America Jobs Tour is coming to Nashville today, with a town hall-style gathering, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Scarritt-Bennett Center (Laskey Building).The address is 1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville.

This is part of an effort to pass legislation before Congress that’s intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change.

Speakers include:
— Daniel Joranko of Green-Collar Jobs Task Force of Nashville-Davidson County
— Chris Ford of Tennessee Conservation Voters
— Alex Tapia of Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
— Stephen Rush of Outpost Solar, LLC

Repower America, the activist arm of former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, is a prime organizer of the tour.

The group says the legislation would mean many new green jobs – from weatherizing homes to building solar panels – which would be held by Americans, rather than going abroad.

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