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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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  • 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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  • Volvo, sustainability, fuel efficiency, hybrid, alternative fuels, electric hybrid bus, Climate Savers Program, CDP, Leon Kaye
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As Climate Change Legislation Retreats, Are “Green Jobs” to Blame?

When debating climate change legislation, some would argue that green jobs would not make a difference because by creating a job, say, in…

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The Green Economy: Strategies for Building Green Jobs Development Initiatives

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Job and Wealth Creation at the Grassroots Level – A Working Model In Cleveland

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing an update on jobs and…
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Green Jobs Still a Small Part of the Economy

A new report from US Department of Commerce titled “Measuring the Green Economy” reminds all of us who do believe green is the…