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.

J.N. Stuart's flickr photos shows how solar panels can provide energy and shade for this parking lot.

Los Angeles Celebrates Launch of Largest Municipal Solar Program in U.S.

As Angelenos look forward to sunny beach days ahead, they also should celebrate the city’s FIT program. It is a bright example for…
Carbon Markets

The Global Carbon Market is Taking Shape

How the US and Australia are gearing up for carbon trading.
There may be hope for Detroit's iconic Michigan Central Station

10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.

Solar Power Finds a New Home at General Mills’ Plant in Spain

General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening…
Photo credit: Utah Community Solar Program

Salt Lake City Buys Solar in Bulk

Participants in regional rooftop PV systems sponsored and supported by the DOE's Rooftop Solar Challenge have reaped big savings via bulk buying plans.
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Wind Production Tax Credit Extended in Fiscal Cliff Deal

At least part of the fiscal cliff deal, which people will no doubt be debating for weeks to come, was a boon to…

The Green Economy Is the Future

A new, nature-friendly triple-bottom-line economic model will steadily replace the old profit-centric model as the impacts of environmental destruction and inequality become impossible…
Interviewees put a lot of effort into getting ready for their interviews - up to and including asking the internet for advice about their outfits.

What Kind of First Impression Does Your Company Make?

Prospective employees are taught to put care and attention into preparing for a job interview. Don't forget that you're also making a first…
green jobs

Top 5 Green Jobs on the Rise in the United States

Businesses and people are placing more of a value on “going green.” The attention on the global environment is growing. For this purpose,…
Melon develops Green Button energy conservation software

Prize-Winning Software Melon Grows on Green Button

A new software company called Melon has hitched its wagon to the growing energy conservation market, and it provides a nifty demonstration of…
Semprius opens new factory for tiny solar cells

DoE’s Bet on a Solar Winner

Semprius will open a new solar cell manufacturing facility in North Carolina to manufacture its pencil point-sized solar cells. The plant will create…
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Recycling Jobs Now Even Dirtier and More Dangerous

Recycling is easier than ever for consumers, but recycling jobs are more dirty and dangerous than in the past.
Spewing power plant

What Will Be the Fate of Sustainability After November?

We're already behind the rest of the world on development of renewables. If Romney wins, it will get a lot worse.

Solar Business Booming in New England

Small and medium-sized businesses such as Maryland's Astrum Solar are riding the growing wave of consumer interest in residential solar PV systems, as…

Xcel’s Colorado Community Solar Gardens Developer Initiative Sells Out in 30 Mins

Opening up its Solar Rewards Community program to project developers, Xcel subsidiary Public Service Co. of Colorado's first RFP for small-scale community solar…