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.

Could a Rick Perry DOE Threaten Jobs, Increase Energy Bills?

The clean-energy and energy-efficiency sectors employ 2.5 million Americans and counting. How would they fare under a Rick Perry-led Department of Energy? Elizabeth…

Here’s An Efficient Way for Donald Trump To Create Jobs

If they care about creating jobs, driving economic growth and saving consumers’ money, here’s one industry our elected officials in Washington and beyond…

In Los Angeles, A New Approach to Marine Science

A new collaborative in Los Angeles aims to create “an ocean that will sustain future generations.” And it's not a pie-in-the-sky concept --…

Mike Pence Couldn’t Kill Indiana’s Green Job Boom

A new report details how jobs grew in Indiana's clean-energy and energy-efficiency fields despite pushback from its coal-friendly former governor, Mike Pence.

Top 7 Questions to Ask in An Impact Sector Job Interview

The interview is a great time to get some inside information – so be ready with thoughtful questions about work culture that an…

How The Green Economic Revolution Will Restore Rural America Jobs

This election has put a spotlight on rural voters. Exit polls have pointed to job loss and job erosion as being a driver…

California’s Climate Change Leadership Created 500,000 Jobs

Climate change regulations -- so-called business killers -- were also responsible for $48 billion worth of clean-technology investments in California over the past…

Framing Climate Change: Values Matter

The climate change debate comes down to identity, and it is time we started talking about it in that framework.

6 Ways for Students to Get Sustainability Job Experience That Looks Good on Resumes

Looking for ways to break into a sustainability career? Here are some tips (with real-life stories) on how to get valuable sustainability experience…

Envision Solar Hires Veterans for Made-In-America Clean Energy Products

Envision Solar, which manufacturers solar-powered electric vehicle chargers and portable “solar tree” arrays in the U.S., is working with advocacy groups to increase…

Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.

The Secret Weapon of Effective Sustainability Project Managers

Effective sustainability managers have strong interpersonal as well as strong technical skills. Fortunately, charisma can be cultivated. The first step is to determine…

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.

Energy Dept., GE Cook Up New Green Biz Opportunities

GE and the U.S. Department of Energy stir the energy-efficiency pot with a new "ultrasonic" clothes-drying system that uses 70 percent less energy.

4 Ways to Grow Clean-Tech Jobs in Your City

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number…