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Green Jobs Now!

This group's purpose is to service & support the development of green collar jobs in Indiana. Actions like the Green Jobs Develop Act, hiring companies, resumes, job postings, supporting legislation, services, and related classifieds.

Website: http://www.GreenJobs.com
Location: Statewide
Members: 151
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2013

"This green wave will lift all boats."


A green-collar worker is a worker who is employed in the environmental sectors of the economy. Environmental green-collar workers (or Green Jobs) satisfy the demand for green development. Generally, they implement environmentally conscious design, policy, and technology to improve conservation and sustainability. Formal environmental regulations as well as informal social expectations are pushing many firms to seek professionals with expertise with environmental, energy efficiency, and clean renewable energy issues. They often seek to make their output more sustainable, and thus more favorable to public opinion, governmental regulation, and the Earth's ecology.



Green collar workers include professionals such as conservation movement workers, environmental consultants, environmental or biological systems engineers, green building architects, holistic passive solar building designers, solar energy and wind energy engineers and installers, nuclear engineers, green vehicle engineers, "green business" owners, green vehicle, organic farmers, environmental lawyers, ecology educators, and ecotechnology workers, and sales staff working with these services or products. Green collar workers also include vocational or trade-level workers: electricians who install solar panels, plumbers who install solar water heaters, construction workers who build energy-efficient green buildings and wind power farms, construction workers who weatherize buildings to make them more energy efficient, or other workers involved in clean, renewable, sustainable future energy development.



There is a growing movement to incorporate social responsibility within the green industries. A sustainable green economy simultaneously values the importance of natural resources and inclusive, equitable, and healthy opportunities for all communities.



In the context of the current economic crisis facing the US and the world, many experts now argue that a massive push to develop renewable sources of energy could create millions of new jobs and help the economy recover while simultaneously improving the environment and strengthening energy security.



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Feel the burn II

Renee,

What are the environmental impacts of heating my home with wood 

Ryan

Ryan,

A standard wood-burning fireplace is only 5-10% efficient. It typically only provides heat directly in front of the fireplace and much of the heat is lost through the flue and rear wall. Because it’s inefficient, it [...]

Feel the burn

Renee,

The kids always want to throw their trash in the fireplace. What can I burn in there and what should I avoid?

Amber

Amber,

What can you burn or what should you burn? I imagine you can burn a lot of different things. However, you really shouldn’t burn something [...]

Greener in 2015

Renee, what’s your best advice on how to be greener in the New Year?

Mary

Mary,

My best advice is to simply be more mindful. When you are continually conscious of your actions and your waste, you will find more and more small ways to green your life.

Stop making [...]

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