Scheduling Notice:

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 19 and on Sunday, April 21 for Easter holiday. Lawson McGhee Library will be closed on Monday, April 22 for construction. 

The green-collar economy

In The green-collar economy: how one solution can fix our two biggest problems, author Van Jones illustrates how we can invent and invest our way out of the pollution-based grey economy and into a healthy new green economy. Chris Woodhull, a former Knoxville City Council member and co-founder of TRIBE ONE, led a community discussion of the book. "I am interested in this book because it combines two significant community challenges with one very practical solution," said Woodhull. "We address the disenfranchisement of inner city youth to the workforce at the same time that we are building a greener city. This approach is tailor-made for us here in Knoxville." (Recorded May 13, 2009)