THE MOVERS

August 2nd, 2010

Green-Collar Jobs Look Promising

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With the economy slowly improving, and new technology being discovered, the carbon footprint for America has risen exceedingly. Thankfully, green jobs have been on the rise as well and they pay pretty well.

According to President Obama, these jobs will be around for a while, which sounds promising for prospective green-collar job workers. Obama plans to invest $150 billion over the next ten years into affordable, renewable sources of energy. These include wind power, solar power and the new generation of biofuels. This is a huge investment which will ultimately lead to high paying positions that cannot be outsourced.

A green job  is defined by a worker that satisfies the demand for green development which includes implementing environmentally conscious design, policy, and technology to improve conservation and sustainability. These workers seek to minimize the amount of output into the society by creating efficient ways to conserve energy which will equip the economy with better options toward global warming.

Like other industries, professionals in this field have a variety of career options and titles such as landscape architects, conservation biologists, green interior designers, climatologists, and urban planners.

In short, green jobs help to clean up the environment, control global warming and create an entirely new sector of employment. Meanwhile, other corporations and government sectors are jumping on board to support the growth of a green economy. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Green Jobs Act of 2007 that would provide $125 million annually to train people for green vocational fields that offer living wages and upward mobility for low-income communities.

In the private sector, Bank of America launched a $20 billion initiative to support environmentally sustainable business activity to address global climate change, and Citigroup plans to commit $50 billion to environmental projects over the next decade.

The good thing about this new field is that one can easily enter it. With previous knowledge of engineering, science, math, architecture and/or technology, you can succeed by using a similar skill set to promote positive change toward a green economy. Below are a few websites that provide additional information on green jobs.

www.sustainablebusiness.com

www.ecojobs.com

www.greenbiz.com

www.treehugger.com


About the Author

Joshlyn Ross
A native of Oakland, California, Joshlyn Ross works diligently to share variations of industry news. She also shares words of wisdom and tips for other young professionals looking to capitalize in their respective fields.




 
 

 
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4 Comments


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  3. There are different themes to the game (which I will get to later), but they all play the same with some additions or subtractions here and there from set to set.


  4. One of the best characters of the show, and almost topping the main trio for me, is Hana. Her look, her speech style, the entire vibes gig of hers? it?s all just so masterfully played out. The way she simply tilts her head slightly and then her eyes swivel to look at you just sends the right creep factor. Hana gets some seriously good screen time in this volume and her relationship with Tohru as well as her own needs with Tohru get very nicely explored. With one aspect of this volume being that it?s been a year since Tohru?s mother died, Hana manages to put in some truly excellent subtle moments of dialogue that really enhances the character. Never mind that we get to meet her equally interesting younger brother.



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