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DESCRIPTIONWhy Green Jobs?. Global Warming and Climate Change is a major concern and should be at the top of public priority. Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. 40% 72% 39% 13.6%. primary energy use electricity consumption CO 2 emissions potable water consumption. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Why Green Jobs?
Global Warming and Climate Change is a major concern and should be at the top of public priority.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
IMPACTS OF US BUILDINGS ON RESOURCES40%
primary energy use
potable water consumption
#1 BUILDINGS#2 TRANSPORTATION #3 INDUSTRYGlobal CO2 Emissions by Sector
Your Definition of Sustainability
Develop a personal rationale for integrating sustainability education into curricula
Robert Gillman, editor of the In Context Magazine, extends this goal oriented definition by stating "sustainability refers to a very old and simple concept (The Golden Rule)...do onto future generations as you would have them do onto you."
The United Nations Definition of Sustainability
Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" Sustainable development is a balance of three dimensions: Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Social Development.
Global Warming 101 (National Geographic)
The Story of Stuff
Sustainability Begins at Home
It continues from K to Grave
And should be integrated throughout the educational and workforce initiatives
Planting green jobsBusinesses, ventures and proposals that could help satisfy new renewable energy requirements The Role of the Government in Advancing the Green EconomyThe Best Way To Create 'Green' Jobs"Going Green" is no longer just a slogan for many global companies, it's becoming a strategic imperative.2009 Legislation on Green JobsThe Vital Role of COMMUNITY COLLEGES in Buildinga Sustainable Future and GREEN WORKFORCENJ Energy Master Plan and JobsClean Energy SalesBiofuel JobsSolar JobsK-12 Education- The pipeline to Green JobGreen Engineering for our Future
Why Green Jobs?
The pipeline to the Green workforces starts at the elementary level.
Teach sustainability literacy so it will no longer be considered optional
Challenge and engage students with real-world environmental situations so they can be part of the solutions Provides a platform and a context for learning that is a meaningful and relevant to their life
Green education inspires students and impacts change in the community
HistorySociologyGreen Building IndustryGreen Products, Manufacturing and Industrial ProcessesCivic ResponsibilitySystems ThinkingEngineering and MathematicsRenewable EnergyAlternative Transportation systemsSustainable DesignWaste managementAgriculture and NutritionHealth and SecurityEnvironmental Ethics and Environmental Discrimination Green Collar Career EducationFinancial and Green InvestmentsGreen Technologies and Innovation and Invention
What is Sustainability?Understanding Sustainability A Prerequisite for all Green Jobs
Rising Above the Gathering Storm
Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future
Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
Having reviewed trends in the United States and abroad, the committee is deeply concerned that the scientific and technological building blocks critical to our economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength.
Definitions of Green Collar Worker:
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.
Green jobs involve environmentally friendly products and services or businesses and organizations that concern themselves with improving the environment.
Green jobs can be broadly defined as jobsthat involve protecting wildlife or ecosystems,reducing pollution or waste, or reducingenergy usage and lowering carbonemissions.
According to The Center for American Progress Green Recovery
Green Jobs will:
Create 2 million new jobs nationwide over two years
Reduce the unemployment rate
Bolster employment especially in construction and manufacturing
Provide opportunities to rebuild career ladders through training, retraining and workforce development
Help lower oil prices
Contribute to the reconstruction of local communities and public infrastructure all across America, setting us on a course for a long-term transition to a low-carbon economy that increases our energy independence and helps fight global warming.
Green Jobs Forecast
The shift away from convention energy production to avoid emission of green house gases will cause a transformation of existing jobs to clean energy related jobs
Existing Jobs will require additional training of green skills
A large number of green jobs will require a professional certificate or postsecondary education. (a highly qualified green workforce)
With new technologies, innovations and inventions on the horizon, many green jobs do not exist yet and will need to be created to meet societal needs
Corporate and labor unions retraining programs
Increased global population, a decrease of available resources and climate change
The Road to Green Jobs
Sustainability Literacy at the elementary school level
The pipeline for green jobs begins at the middle school level with green career exploration
Vocational and Technical Schools
Imbedded within High School Core Curriculum Content Standard
After school programs, senior capstone projects, service learning and internship programs
College and University degree and Continuing Education Programs
Grant funding to develop curriculum and training for teachers
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.
Preparing the Workforce for a Green Jobs Economy
New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schoolshttp://www.njccvts.org/Green Collar Careers Advisory Committee
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
State of NJ Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNJ Green Job Training Program Receives Funding from Conserve to Preserve Foundation
YouthBuild USA Green Initiative
AFL CIO Green Jobs
NJ Energy Master Plan Green Jobs Fact Sheet
Green Jobs Websites
Green Jobs For America
AFL-CIO Daily US Labor Press Clips ClimateBiz
Green Job List
Green Job Search
YouTube on green jobs
Green Jobs Websites
Careers in Renewable Energy The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work For A Sustainable World Ellen Weinrebs Job Search Sites AlternativeEnergy.coms Green Job Listings Environmental Career Center Environmental Career Opportunities Green Energy Jobs
Environmental Jobs Links
Blue Green Alliance California Labor Federation
Center For American Progress Change To Win
Economic Policy Institute United Steel Workers
Sierra Club Urban Agenda
Green Worker Cooperatives IBEW
Natural Resources Defense Council
Service Employees International Union Ella Baker Center For Human Rights Green For All
Bright Green Blog Business of Green
Climate Crisis Coalition Dot Earth
Energy Smart EnviroWonk
Green Business Green Collar Blog
Gristmill Society of Environmental Journalists
The Yale Forum On Climate Change & The Media Treehugger
John HenryEducational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)USGBC-NJ Chapter Green School Advocatejhenry@eirc.org
A broad spectrum of technical and professional careers that helps improve the environmental quality of the planet, contributes to off-setting global warming, which results in a sustainable, healthy and eventually a regenerative way of life for all people. Definitions:
*The thin blue line of atmosphere is all we have*Education at every level not only at the K-12 level and college but as at the corporate level as well. A green workforce can help get us there.*Summary of findings from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Presshttp://people-press.org/report/280/little-consensus-on-global-warming
*As it relates to the building Industry *What is the big deal right? US buildings have a huge impact on resources. Its an important topic because buildings have a huge impact on the environment. They tax our resources, they contribute to global warming, they are where we spend as much as 90% of our time
**Electricity is quickly becoming the most use energy source in America. In 2008 buildings consumed 71% of all energy produced. Electricity seems green because