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Looking to take your environmental efforts to the next level? Check out these 10 green-living websites for going greener than ever this Summer.
The market has responded to demand for lower-impact goods and services… so, even in a weak employment market, there are opportunities for finding green collar jobs.
When talking about moving away from a carbon-based economy, one of the biggest arguments you hear is that folks rely on fossil fuels for their livelihoods. Those people are right. Oil and coal production employ quite a lot of people! From the mining or drilling and refining operations and all of the surrounding businesses that […]
This past July 4th some friends and I headed south from our farm to visit the new EcoGrove I Wind Farm in Lena, Illinois, located in Stephenson County (in the northwestern part of the state). The creation of the EcoGrove I Wind Farm was precipitated by the State of Illinois adopting a Renewable Energy Standard […]
By Stacy Feldman, originally published June 24, 2009, at SolveClimate.com Washington is starting to wake up to something that’s been obvious to marine scientists for years. The winds blowing off U.S. waters could be a key to a national clean energy and green jobs revolution. On Tuesday, the federal government awarded five leases to three […]
So, what exactly are green jobs? The answer to that question largely depends on an individual’s skills, training and experience: construction workers, computer programmers, and public relations professionals could all find themselves labeled as green collar in the right circumstances. For Dave Foster, a former official with the United Steelworkers, the phrase has a specific […]
Image credit: Jack Dempsey and NREL/DOE Written by Renee Cho and published on May 10, 2009, at SolveClimate. [social_buttons]Green jobs go far beyond the hands-on renewable energy and energy efficiency work that the Obama administration emphasizes with each new project and grant announcement. To deal with the effects of climate change, jobs will be springing […]
Even after doing this for years, I still get a little flustered with the requisite Earth Day post. No, it’s not a matter of saying “Screw Earth Day” (though I get that…); rather, it’s a recognition that there’s so much content out there that I’m unsure what I can add. So, rather than taking a […]
It’s nice when people put their money where their mouths are. For some time now, labor has been on the green jobs bandwagon. At this week’s Good Jobs Green Jobs conference, the AFL-CIO announced a $1 million investment from the Working for America Institute to create a Center for Green Jobs, showing just how committed […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks about business strategies and opportunities in the new green economy with LOHAS industry writer, speaker, and GreenBiz.com executive editor Joel Makower. Joel is the author of the best-selling book Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business. [Courtesy of our friends at GreenLivingIdeas.com] […]
This post is by Jackie Roberts, EDF’s director for sustainable technologies. The thought of revitalizing the economy with green jobs is inspiring, but how will it actually work? What will those jobs look like? Duke University just released a study that starts to answer that question. It looks at five industries, including LED lighting and […]
Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference highlighted green success stories that are unfolding around the country and the world. Explore three innovative, inspiring examples to discover the possibilities within the green economy.