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Van Jones One Minute Shift | It's Not Too Late

Visionary: Van Jones

The crises facing our planet can be overwhelming. But it is not too late for change, says Van Jones, a respected social justice leader. In this inspiring video, he shares that change begins with a worldview that says we’re not going to leave anyone behind. Together, we can make the shift beyond a throw-away culture to a world in which everything is respected as sacred.


Video Credits:

  • Producer/Director: Jose Vergelin / Ad Infinitum Films
  • Supervising Producer: Angela Murphy
  • Post-production/Graphics: DigitalCore
  • Videographers: Rudy Milanovich, Ladd McPartland
  • Music: Indart Music
  • Executive Producer: Stephen Dinan
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The crises that I'm seeing in this country are three: there's a social and economic crisis, with these young people not having jobs and opportunity; there's this big ecological crisis, with the global warming and all the threats to our planetary survival; and there's a spiritual crisis, and a loss of hope. What if we said, 'we don't have any throw away species, or throw away energy sources, and we don't have any throw away children either, and we've forgotten that it's all precious and it's all sacred.

We can come together and we can fix these problems. In an age of ecological peril, there can be no ideology that says 'let people sink or swim.' We need a world view that says 'we're all in this together, we're not going to leave anybody behind.' And I'm telling you, it's not too late. I don't care what the facts look like, what the circumstances look like, it's not too late.

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Publication Date:
Oct. 3, 2010
Institute of Noetic Sciences
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