green jobs

Green Jobs and Green Communities

September 30, 2009 -- Working Partnerships USA

With the immediate economic crisis exacerbating the long-term decline of the American middle class, the green economy has emerged as a potential savior. In this messianic view, a new wave of green-collar jobs is ready to sweep in to replace the millions of vanished manufacturing jobs, restore the shrinking middle class, and lift up the foundering boats of millions more working poor trying desperately to keep afloat.

Moving Forward

September 30, 2009 -- Leslie Moody

The emerging green energy economy offers great promise for rebuilding America’s middle class. Across the Partnership, we are working to ensure that federal, state, and city funds support a new green economy that grows the next generation of construction trades workers with access to family-supporting jobs, and opens career opportunities for low-income communities and communities of color.

Across the country, our Partners are fighting for this goal in ways that support their unique communities:

WPUSA: Collaborating to Build Good Green Jobs

March 21, 2008 -- Working Partnerships USA

Over the past year, the enormous challenge posed by climate change has been catapulted into the limelight.  Prominent leaders in all sectors are now calling for serious and immediate efforts to fight global warming.  As mainstream interest in the "green economy" explodes, so too has the concept of green jobs: the alluring idea that efforts to defend the environment can also create new j

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