Friday, September 26, 2008

Green Jobs: The time is now?

The idea of Green Jobs or sometimes Green Collar Jobs hasn't been around for that long but is certainly making headway and is starting to become a common phrase for numerous organizations working on climate change.

Alliance For Climate Protection:

Dear Calvin,

Please join us this Saturday, September 27 for the Green Jobs Now National Day of Action. Hundreds of events will be held across the country -- free concerts, rallies, teach-ins, house parties and more -- all with the goal to spread the word: we must Repower America with green jobs now.

Worldwatch Institute:

Creating millions of green jobs:
Global financial markets face increasing pressures, but a report released yesterday shows that a new green economy is emerging, creating millions of jobs in the next decades that will help tackle climate change. Whether creating clean-burning fuels, installing solar water heaters, or improving the energy efficiency of homes and offices, new jobs will form a key part of the market for environmental products and services, which is expected to reach $2.7 trillion by 2020.

The landmark study, funded and commissioned by the UN Environment Programme under a joint Green Jobs Initiative with the International Labour Office, the International Trade Union Confederation, and the International Organization of Employers, was produced by the Worldwatch Institute, with technical assistance from Cornell University's Global Labor Institute.

Renewable Energy World:
"The green economy is the mother of all economic opportunities," says Lois Quam, Head of Clean Technlogy and Renewable Energy Investments at Piper Jaffray. "This transition presents such a broad and diverse set of challenges for business, it's really remarkable to think about what needs to be done." (link)

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