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.

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…
New York City will build 50 megawatts of solar installations on decommissioned landfills

NYC Finds Solar Energy Gold in Old Landfills

Landfill gas recovery is becoming a familiar fixture in the alternative energy scene, and now New York City has added a new dimension…

Secrets of Getting a (Green) Job

Many of us at one point in time have been looking for a job.  Readers of this site may be looking specifically for…
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HR 910 Would Threaten California’s Clean Energy Economy and More

In the battle to rebuild California’s economy and create jobs, we certainly do not have a friend in Fred Upton (R-MI), the new…
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Lord Anthony Giddens: The Four Mistakes of Green Growth

The Economist wrote in March 2010 that climate change doubters are right when they state that uncertainties are rife in climate science, but…
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses

By Janet Pomeroy One of the major themes in President Obama’s State of the Union speech was the need to maintain our economic…
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How to Put Sustainability in Any Corporate Job: New Guide Shares Stories from the Field

We’ve enjoyed a close relationship with Net Impact over the years and are excited to help them present their new career guide: Corporate…

Job Hunters Beware: Check Your References

By Will McBride I am a smart, competent, hard-working engineer, and I’ve been out of work for just over two years. Writing this…

Sustainability from a Personal Perspective #3pVOTE

This post is part of our year-end “year in review” sustainable business writing contest. We’ve asked 3p readers to submit their own thoughts…
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Greening the Job Search: 5 Tips for Finding Environmentally Friendly Employment

By: Brendan Cruickshank you looking for a green job? First, think about what you mean by green. Are you looking for a job…
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Interactive Workshop for Green Job Seekers

Carol McClelland, author of Green Careers for Dummies, has been helping people find green jobs for almost 20 years. Through her membership website,…
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Residential Solar: Potential Jobs and Barriers to Success

Research on the U.S. and German solar industry suggests a permanent job is created for every six to nine homes that install a…