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.

Careers in Wind Farm Development: Project Developer

Wind energy capacity in the U.S. grew by 8,358 MW last year, an impressive 50 percent jump in total capacity. This trend was…

Ex-Im Bank Carbon Policy Increases Export Credit Support for Renewables

The Export-Import Bank of the United States has established a $250 million credit facility aimed at helping to promote and finance renewable energy…

Your Fantastic Sustainability Business Plan: Four Areas of Focus

Today, many companies acknowledge that they can play a significant role in addressing climate change and sustainability in general.  Some have even begun…
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Clean Careers: Clean Tech Job Trends 2009

Finding a clean tech job just got a little easier. CleanEdge’s excellent new report, Clean Tech Job Trends 2009, which is a sort…

Debt Free U – Social Responsibility, Debt Management, and the Long-Term Green Picture

What do being socially minded, financially wise, and sustainable – and being in college – have to do with each other? A lot,…
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Kansas City’s Green Impact Zone – A Vision for 21st Century Urban Renewal

By Andrea Buffa, The Apollo Alliance U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) had a vision for how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…
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Building an Organizational Culture of Sustainability: Employee Engagement

These days, we hear more and more that a company’s stance on social and environmental issues plays a significant role in choice of…

House to Vote on Expanding Green Vehicle Research

The House of Representatives is considering expanding government-led research into fuel efficient vehicle technology while increasing research dollars for auto parts suppliers, the…

Boots on the Roof Offers Green Job Training

The interest in creating green jobs at the state and federal level has not diminished, nor has the interest by job-seekers in finding…

Business Not As Usual: Chinese Environmental Activists Riot, And More.

If you’re in the business world, here are five recent TreeHugger.com posts we think you’ll appreciate seeing.  Note the rating system introduced in…
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Can a Global Company Be Local?

Globalization has long gotten a bad rap. And for good reason. So many companies arrogantly decide that, one way or another, what they…
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TGIT: The Workweek Goes Green

Introducing six reasons to say “Thank Goodness It’s Thursday.” The novel 4-day/40-hour workweek might just mean saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, alleviating…
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Goodwill: A People Recovery Enterprise

By James David, Communications Manager, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties While people around the world generally think about…

Maps Are Worth Ten Thousand Words: Where Cleantech Jobs Are in the US

By Carol McClelland, PhD and author of Green Careers For Dummies View 101 Cleantech Startups in a larger map Thanks to the power…
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Clean Tech Training for All

Just five years ago, there were a mere handful of educational and training programs available for those interested in clean tech, primarily in…