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A Green Economy Mean Green 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 […]

July 12th

Labor Unions, Environmental Organizations United on Green Employment

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 […]

SolveClimate: Universities Start Tailoring Degrees to Green Jobs

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 […]

May 11th

Earth Day Round-Up (the Non-Toxic Kind)

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 […]

The AFL-CIO Puts Up $1 Million for Green Jobs

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 […]

February 5th

GreenTalk Radio: Strategies for the Green Economy with Joel Makower

GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks about business strategies and opportunities in the new green economy with LOHAS industry writer, speaker, and 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] […]

January 27th