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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.

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…
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Calling All Hot, Rich, and Green Women Entrepreneurs

Over the weekend, I read an inspiring book entitled, Hot, Rich, and Green: The Secret Formula Women are Using to Get Rich and…
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What Killed the Climate Bill, Inertia, Corruption or Jobs?

Last week saw a number of post-mortems on the failed climate bill. So maybe it’s time to do a post-mortem on the post-mortems…
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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…

Jerry Brown Kicks Off Campaign with Visit to Solar Company Solaria

Following an easy victory in Tuesday’s primary race, Jerry Brown, Democratic candidate for California Governor, officially kicked off his campaign today, in a…
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The Green Economy: Strategies for Building Green Jobs Development Initiatives

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 In February of last year, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. …

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…

Urban Revitalization: Replicating the Success in Other Cities

At last week’s Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco, the Democracy Collaborative gave an inspiring talk about economic revitalization in Cleveland, OH, a…

Creating Green Jobs From Urban Blights–The Cleveland Experience

In last week’s Social Enterprise World Forum, the Democracy Collaborative discussed how they engaged ‘anchor institutions’ to generate local economic development by helping…

Using Anchor Institutions to Create Sustainable Communities–The Cleveland Experience

At the Social Enterprise World Forum in San Francisco last week, attendees were treated to insights and resources from successful social enterprises around…