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Green Jobs for America

Green Jobs for America is a national campaign to educate the public about the need for investments in good, green jobs — jobs that will fight dangerous global warming, move America toward energy independence and end our harmful dependence on fossil fuels. Led by the United Steelworkers, Sierra Club, Blue Green Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council and including other partners, Green Jobs for America is calling for better jobs and a better energy future for our children. The Green Jobs for America campaign is at work in twelve states: Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. Download the campaign brochure.

Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A State-by-State Picture of Occupations that Gain from Green Investments is a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The report examines 12 states and the people employed in occupations affected by six green economic strategies: building retrofitting, mass transit, energy-efficient automobiles, wind power, solar power and cellulosic biofuels. It also looks at what the average wages are in each state for these jobs. Job Opportunities for the Green Economy makes clear that millions of U.S. workers—across a wide range of occupations, states, and income and skill levels—will benefit from a movement to defeat global warming and transform the United States into a green economy.
Read the national report and press release.
Read state fact sheets: Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Read more about the Political Economy Research Institute and the Center for American Progress
By Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim of the Political and Economic Research Institute

We’re the millions of people who are members of the labor unions and environmental organizations behind the Green Jobs for America campaign. On the face of it, we might seem like different sorts of people. But the values and causes that unite us are greater than any differences you might think we have. In fact, we’re united in rallying support here for changes that Washington needs to make.
Read more about the Blue Green Alliance, United Steelworkers, Sierra Club and NRDC.




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