Bet on a Brown and Green America

Your Take: A sustainability expert says our future is tied to people of color and clean energy.

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It's not just that API and other opponents of green jobs lack the vision for a better world for our children and grandchildren. They fail to comprehend that America -- and its people of every color and culture -- is marching forward into a more diverse, more equitable future and leaving them behind.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the executive director of Green for All.

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