green jobs

What's a Green Job?

Good question. There’s no official definition but many people have ideas. The theory around here is that building sustainable principals into our economy is not only going to make us happier and healthier it also lays the groundwork for a stronger economy in the traditional sense. This labor day (and a few days before and after) we’ll be asking questions, telling stories, and bringing in a host of experts to kick off a conversation.

This special series features regular Triple Pundit contributors as well as guests who were asked to comment on the idea of “green jobs” and a “green economy” – what they’re doing to advance these ideas or whether they even mean anything at all.

Framing Climate Change: Values Matter

The climate change debate comes down to identity, and it is time we started talking about it in that framework.

6 Ways for Students to Get Sustainability Job Experience That Looks Good on Resumes

Looking for ways to break into a sustainability career? Here are some tips (with real-life stories) on how to get valuable sustainability experience…

Envision Solar Hires Veterans for Made-In-America Clean Energy Products

Envision Solar, which manufacturers solar-powered electric vehicle chargers and portable “solar tree” arrays in the U.S., is working with advocacy groups to increase…

Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.

The Secret Weapon of Effective Sustainability Project Managers

Effective sustainability managers have strong interpersonal as well as strong technical skills. Fortunately, charisma can be cultivated. The first step is to determine…

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.

Energy Dept., GE Cook Up New Green Biz Opportunities

GE and the U.S. Department of Energy stir the energy-efficiency pot with a new "ultrasonic" clothes-drying system that uses 70 percent less energy.

4 Ways to Grow Clean-Tech Jobs in Your City

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number…

Biggest Wind Energy Project In U.S. History Inches Forward Despite Opposition

The Energy Department has stepped in to authorize the construction of a new wind energy transmission line, leaping over state-level opposition. But some…

New ‘Green Steel’ Micro-Mill for Oklahoma and Choctaw Nation

A new steel recycling plant offers economic opportunity for an Oklahoma community, with lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional plants.

Nevada Solar Jobs Threatened, Highlighted in Political Contest

After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made…

The Skills Gap in India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals

India will need to make dramatic investments if it wants to make good on the promises it made at COP21.

ISSP Certification Helping to Improve Sustainability for All

ISSP's certification efforts do not seek to limit who can be engaged in sustainability work. Rather, ISSP and its partners are trying to…

What Training is Most Valuable if You Want a Career in Solar?

By Bryn Huntpalmer We say it all the time: It pays to go solar. Usually we’re referring to the return in utility bill savings…

Everyone Can Be a Sustainability Manager

Instead of certifying a siloed specialists, the sustainability profession should seek to include and be open to everyone. In particular, let’s ensure that…