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.

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  • Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff took to Twitter on Thursday to express his outrage over Indiana's so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." But his leadership goes beyond his company’s opposition to the law.
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  • Human trafficking, slavery, Tronie Foundation, human rights, Leon Kaye, supply chain, Freedom Seal, ethical certifications, Rani Hong, India
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  • Elvia Almachi, 32, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years, and has been part of the Fair Trade committee. She has two daughters, 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, both participate in the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade Premium.
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