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Green Deen by Keith Ellison, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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Chapter 6Energy from Heaven

Energy from heaven comes from above. It is not extracted from the Earth, and it is renewable. On September 27, 2008, over fifty thousand Americans in seven hundred communities across the fifty United States stood up and said, “America is ready to build the new economy. We’re ready to save people and the planet. We’re ready for green jobs now!” One of those seven hundred communities was the Anacostia community outside of Washington, DC. At the Anacostia Green Jobs Now rally, Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, noticed he was speaking on the lawn of a church and said, “We need to get our energy from heaven, wind, solar, and waves, instead of from hell—the stuff in the ground like coal, oil, ...

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