Moving Away from a Carbon Economy

Bill Clinton describes the sustainability movement as the largest economic opportunity for the U.S. since World War II

Former President Bill Clinton took the stage at the U.S. Green Building Council's sixth annual Greenbuild conference in Chicago yesterday morning and, before a crowd of 6,000 people who gathered to hear his keynote address, described the green building movement the nation's largest economic opportunity since the country mobilized for World War II. "It's not going to be easy, but we have to move away from the carbon economy," Clinton said, adding that he considers green building to be "perhaps the most important cause we can be involved in today."

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