Sim Van Der Ryn Calls for Action Toward Greener Jobs

Sim Van Der Ryn, B.Arch.’58, believes in a “renewable energy future,” but calls for action sooner than later, according to his opinion article in the Press Democrat on Tuesday December 9, 2008. He says that “[w]hile today’s focus is on bailing out the financial system whose excesses and lack of regulation created the economic mess we’re in, we need to focus on creating green jobs that can provide not only work for the millions of unemployed, but create a path for a locally based livable future….None of this is a dream. It’s necessity for us, our communities, our children, our grandchildren, our country, and our planet.”

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