green economy

6:03pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Green Jobs 2.0: The new green economy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez tours the Cypress Mandela Training Center with U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, and Cypress Mandela Director Art Shanks on Tuesday May 27, 2014.
Jakub Masur

 

Remember in 2008 when the terms green economy and green collar jobs were big buzz words? You probably know the basic idea: if we’re going to curb the climate crisis we need to replace energy sources and other systems with green ones. The transition will be a lot of work, but the upside is, we have a lot of people looking for work.

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7:01pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Green pathways to youth employment

Pazhae Horace and Victor Washington on a Green House Call
Jen Chien

 

More Than Just a Summer Job

Pazhae Horace has a summer job with California Youth Energy Services, or CYES. It’s a program that hires youth aged 15-22 to do free “green house calls” in their communities. They go into people’s homes to evaluate energy and water efficiency, and then help install things like water-saving shower heads, or compact fluorescent light bulbs. Horace is 22, and this is her third summer working for the CYES site in Berkeley and Emeryville. She says that, at first, she was worried about talking to strangers, but now she really likes meeting new people, and helping them become more green.

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