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.


Another Banner, Record-Breaking Year for U.S. Solar

With installations surging by 41 percent in 2013 compared to the year before, solar energy is on the cusp of going mainstream, but…

Redefining What It Means to Love Your Employees

These days, many organizations scale their businesses through teams of virtual employees--workers who are not physically present in the workplace. While this results…
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States Reap the Benefits of US Solar Job Surge

Record job growth in the solar industry is putting people to work in communities in every region of the U.S. How did yours…

Sustainability Jobs 101: What Do Sustainability and Porn Have in Common?

Here are four key points to help you drill down on the common skills, attitudes and values practitioners share to help you land…
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China Slaps Massive Tariff on U.S. Imported Solar Materials

China has announced tariffs of up to 57% on polysilicon imported from U.S. which means hundreds of U.S. jobs lost.
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US Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Nearly Double In 2013

Sales of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles almost doubled in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013, with an 84 percent jump to 96,600…
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Sustainability Jobs 101: Landing a Creative Career

Have you thought innovatively about career opportunities and how to put your existing skills to work in the sustainability context? Three sustainability leaders…
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How to Get a CSR Job with Little or No Experience

Here are some easy steps that will help you gain experience in corporate social responsibility, build your resume and land that dream CSR…
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New Legal Rule Will Open Floodgates to Business Investment

The rules for businesses raising money are changing, in a way that could connect millions of values-driven investors with social entrepreneurs. This could…
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How to Address Economic & Environmental Problems in One Shot

Public and private sector policies and actions centered firmly on climate change mitigation and adaptation offer us the ways and means to address…
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Climate Change Threatens Electricity Production

There is a growing trend around the U.S.: changing conditions from a warming planet are causing disruptions in our power supply. The U.S.…

Making Cities More Resilient in the Face of Climate Change

Upgrading America's infrastructure to be modern and disaster-ready would infuse $1.6 trillion dollars into the economy.
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Business Opportunities within Obama’s Climate Change Commitment

"You’ll hear from the special interests...that this will kill jobs and crush the economy.....And every time, they've been wrong."
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Failing Infrastructure Could Cost U.S. Businesses $1.2 Trillion by 2020

America's infrastructure is in decay. A panel of labor and environmental leaders explain how investing in upgrades will create jobs, save money, moderate…

SBIO Semi-finalist 2013 Interview: Isidore Electronics Recycling

Isidore Electronics Recycling has three distinct missions – 1) create long-term, environmentally-conscious jobs in Los Angeles, 2) divert electronic waste (e-waste) from Los…