"We cannot let the new green economy be a low-wage economy, because a sustainable environment needs a sustainable economy."
"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."
World Environment Day, launched by the conference, has been celebrated on June 5 each year since 1973.
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.
The CCC planted nearly three billion trees across the country, constructed more than 800 parks, updated fire fighting methods for forested areas, built dams, and built public roadways.
A rapidly spreading toxic cloud of hydrofluoric acid fumes from an accident at two oil refineries in Lemont and Channahon, Ill., could kill thousands and sicken millions in the Windy City.