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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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Finding the Money in Water: The Smart Landscaping Boom

By David Jay With the epic battle raging around AB32, you may have missed another piece of landmark California sustainability legislation. AB 1881,…
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Green Jobs Are Plentiful Right Now…In China

A recent report by Clean Edge: The Clean Tech Market Authority, entitled Clean Tech Job Trends 2010, evaluates the current green job market,…
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Clean Tech Industry Leader to Californians: Walk the Walk and Oppose Proposition 23

AB 32 maintains the market certainty needed for investment, research and development of inventions as well as jobs. Since its passage, clean tech…
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Green Occupations: A Bit Like Loch Ness Monsters

by Jim Cassio greenoccupedia.com People looking for green jobs or careers often expect to find occupations that are considered to be — well,…
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How the Government Looks at Green Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an agency of the US Department of Labor has been given the responsibility and funding for the…
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The Wrong Debate on Green Jobs

by Andrew Winston In the heated debates about climate change and the clean tech economy, it’s hard to avoid a discussion about whether…
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Finding the Money in Water: Why You Should Watch the Chesapeake

By: David Jay Fortune magazine has called water the oil of the 21st century. As watersheds around the world become increasingly strained, thirsty…
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Funding and Industry Collaboration Vital in Developing Smart Grid Workforce of the Future

With the world at large racing ahead to find innovative solutions to increase energy efficiency, including the push for smart grid technologies, will…
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Green Jobs in the Rapidly Growing Smart Grid Space

Consultant company KEMA published a white paper in 2008 that predicted that federal and state smart grid incentives of $16B would be leveraged…

Green Jobs Are For Real

Green For All came on the scene at the end of 2007, with the simple idea that America could fight pollution and poverty…

California’s Prop 23 Would Put the Brakes on Clean Energy

By William A. Sundstrom With the state’s unemployment rate stuck at around 12 percent, many Californians are suffering and desperate for a paycheck.…
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How to Find a Green Job: The Green Economy Map

Green jobs are out there right now with plenty more on the way, but finding one might not be as simple as looking…
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Building an Equitable Green Economy in New York City

By: J. Mijin Cha Urban Agenda Last fall, Urban Agenda and the Center for American Progress released the New York City Green Collar…
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Green Jobs: Myth or Reality? A New 3p Series

What is the real story of Green Jobs? Is it just a convenient idea that promises to kill two birds (climate change and…
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Where the Right Tangos with the Left: Green Entrepreneurship

The following is a guest post by our friends at Dominican University’s Green MBA Program (a 3p sponsor) – an engaged learning community…