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.

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Are Green Jobs the Business of Government?

Given the collision of two crises, one economic and the other environmental, our leaders need to understand their priority both in terms of…

Can the EPA’s Lisa Jackson Rally Black Communities Around the Environment?

Lisa Jackson is making strong statements about environmental justice. Are they typical Obama administration bluster or do they represent actual changes at the…

S4 Breaks Trash Down to Component Atoms, Recombines Using Plasma

Since I’ve been covering Waste Management (WM) over the past few weeks, I couldn’t pass up this most recent news. Waste Management has…

Are Texas Oil Companies Funding Initiative to Roll Back AB32?

In 2006, the State of California passed a landmark piece of legislation known as AB32. The bill requires California to reduce emissions of…

3p & University of Kansas to Tweet Green Jobs

The idea of “Green Jobs” is a favorite subject around here, especially in tough economic times. The idea is that, however you define…

Why a National Renewable Energy Standard *Is* a Jobs Bill

While we're stoked that jobs bill passed, Congress must stop ignoring another major source of jobs- a national renewable energy standard. AWEA and…

Four Strategies for Green Job Creation

Maximize Regional Strengths Not unique from any economic development strategy, it is important to examine community assets to boost green job development. Toledo,…

USEPA Is Back. Will New Regulations Be Cost Burden or Strategic Advantage?

Image credit:Processing Magazine Operators of energy-intensive US industrial facilities, having benefited from years of USEPA ‘enforcement light,’ now face an old-fashioned onslaught of…

Curriculum Vitae Verde – Practical Tips for Refreshing your Resume

By Lindsay Wolff Logsdon, Human Resources Manager, frog design With the Green Jobs Act now over two years old, and President Obama pledging…

Green Jobs: Wind Power Provides Dream Job for Climbers

With a “high” unemployment rate, many people are scrambling to find a job.  Whether you or someone you know is hunting for work…

Careers in Wind Farm Development: Financial Analyst

This is the sixth article in a seven part series on careers in wind farm development. (Be sure to read the first, second,…
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10 Best Practices for Supporting Green Teams

By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact There seems to be a growing buzz about green teams these days as companies struggle to find the…

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…