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Consumer electronics create massive amounts of waste… and massive opportunities for recycling. Much of the e-waste slated for recycling, however, gets dumped in developing countries where poor safety practices create health threats for workers and community members. Couldn’t all of this usable waste serve the creation of safe, meaningful jobs? DISH thinks so, and has announced a partnership that will create jobs for workers with challenges finding and keeping employment.
The Food Chain Workers Alliance has a goal of nothing less than full rights and fair wages for the 20 million workers who grow, harvest, process, pack, ship, cook, serve, and sell food in the US.
Would offering employees a four-day work week in exchange for gardening time make them more productive? Happier? Healthier? These are just a few of the good reasons for companies to implement “gardening leave.”
As we noted in our series on urban agriculture in the United States, many in struggling cities see small scale food production on city lots as a way to provide both economic and social benefits to communities desperately in need of both. Over at SUNfiltered, though, I’ve taken a look at a couple of cases […]
Are you looking for a job with an eco-friendly company? Join the crowd. Job searchers increasingly are bringing their convictions about the environment with them on their job search. Fortunately, many online resources are now catering to green job seekers. But you may want to do more than just look for jobs that are advertised […]
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up… it’s Carnival time! Welcome to the greatest show in the green business blogosphere… the Green Business Blog Carnival! Hopefully, you made the trip to Green Building Elements last week for edition #12 of the Carnival (and, of course, you still can)… and now’s the time to […]
One bright spot on the dark economic horizon is the number of companies across the U.S. poised for growth under a cap on carbon. EDF president Fred Krupp joined Vice President Joe Biden Friday in Philadelphia for the first meeting of Biden’s task force on middle class jobs. At the meeting we unveiled our new […]