Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Are You Looking for a Green-Collar Job?

What connects Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Well, it’s their love for green-collar jobs. While Clinton is planning on creating millions of green jobs from her energy plan, Barack Obama will be spending 150 billion dollars for creating 5 million green jobs over 10 years. The concept of responsible careers is gaining popularity in developed as well as developing countries. In India, inefficient biomass cooking stoves will be replaced with advanced ones in nine million households. This initiative aims to generate 150,000 jobs. In Bangladesh, local youth and women are being trained as repair and maintenance specialists and certified solar technicians. This project is said to create over 100,000 jobs.

Socially responsible careers are helping people translate their sustainability interests into a promising career. If you feel strongly about issues like climate change, lack of safe drinking water and food, social justice, energy conservation or declining environmental health, green jobs can help you make a difference.

Jobs in various sectors have been affected adversely due to climate change. Sectors that consume large amount of natural resources and energy are likely to see a decline in jobs. This calls for more sustainable jobs and opportunities to place America on the path to a safer and cleaner future.

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