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.

NYC Announces Comprehensive Assessment of Urban Food Systems

“Too often we allow food issues to be pushed to the fringe of public policy,” admitted New York City Council Speaker Christine C.…

For Wisconsin’s Doyle, It’s All About Green Jobs

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Grist, and is re-posted with permission. By Amanda Little, Grist’s former Muckraker columnist When you…
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New Poll: U.S. Supports Cap & Trade, Would Pay Extra to Reduce CO2

A new poll released today (PDF) demonstrates that over 60 percent of Americans recognize that the earth is getting warmer mostly because of…

Careers in Wind Farm Development: Real Estate Manager

This is the third article in a seven part series on careers in wind farm development. The first, second, third, and fourth parts…

How to Change Careers: “Job’s Aren’t Hot, People Are.”

An increasing number of job seekers have been attending green jobs conferences and networking events and reading a burgeoning list of green career…

Careers in Wind Farm Development: Meteorological Tower Services

This is the third article in a seven part series on careers in wind farm development. The first and second parts can be…

A Quick Interview With Nick Corcodilos of Ask The Headhunter

I had a chance to do a quick email interview with Nick Corcodilos, author of the Ask a Headhunter Blog and a frequent…
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Careers in Wind Farm Development: GIS Specialist

This is the second article in a seven part series on careers in wind farm development. The first part can be viewed here.…

Green Building supports 7.9 Million U.S. Jobs

I’m not typically one to debate the merits of green jobs because I see the value of green job creation every single day.…

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…