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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A Labor Day Reflection on Economic Recovery: Maybe it’s not About Jobs, but About Making Love Visible

By Jeff Klein While I intended to post a piece on Conscious Culture this week, given that this is Labor Day weekend and…
Calisolar to build new solar silicon plant in Jacksonville, Mississippi

Calisolar Will Create New Green Jobs in Mississippi

Solar power is here to stay, and the announcement last week of a new $600 million solar silicon factory for Mississippi may take…
SUNPATH, a new program of the SunShot initiative, to manufacture solar panels in U.S.

SunShot: $50 Million Closer to Cheap Solar Power and Green Jobs, Too

The Obama administration has been focusing on federal solar energy policies that create new green jobs, and the new SunShot initiative could turn…
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Must-Read Energy Efficiency Reports for Your Summer Reading List

Two excellent building energy efficiency reports were released last month. The first is from the Environmental Defense Fund entitled Show Me the Money:…
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Where are the Jobs? Increasingly, They’re in Sustainability

Unemployment is still hovering around 9%, an unencouraging picture for politicians looking to get reelected in 2012. For President Obama, the good news…
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Johnson Controls Strides from Green Buildings to Clean Vehicles

Johnson Controls recently made headlines with an energy efficiency upgrade of the iconic Empire State Building, and it has just announced an equally…
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Building Bicycle Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Studies Find

While the economy remains in the doldrums and job growth continues to stutter, the bicycle industry, at least, seems to have recovered from…

President Obama’s Jobs Creation Mandate–From a Green CEO

President Obama might be credited with stabilizing an economy on the brink of complete collapse after the banking meltdown of 2008, but with…
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Business Professionals and Non-Profits: Opposites Do Attract

Business people have analytical skills.  Non-profit organizations have an increasing need for analytical skills. One would think it’s a match made in heaven.…

Editorial: New Energy Policy is the Key to Economic Renewal

By Maggie Winslow Creative destruction is the term the economist Joseph Schumpeter used to describe how capitalism stays vital and strong through constant…
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Remotely Green: Why Working from Home is the Ultimate Green Move

By Phil Green Are you looking for a green career? Well, join the club. Many workers these days are on the lookout for…
GM factory near Baltimore will use solar power

Baltimore GM Factory Grows with Solar Power

GM’s low emission electric-gasoline Chevy Volt has been a hit with car buyers since it launched last year with a splash of publicity…
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The Real Payback on Green Job Training Programs

Analysts with no field experience can paint a very bleak picture of the green job market and related training programs. In reality, hard…
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Can Commercial PACE Financing Drive $2.5 Billion in Energy Efficiency Investments?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
Washington State will eliminate coal fired power plant by 2025

Washington State Closes the Door on Coal

As the old saw goes, when one door closes another one opens. That is about to tested on a grand scale in the…