Boosted by federal stimulus dollars, reinforced by state job training measures and local green building laws, weatherization and similar so-called “green jobs” are beginning to pulse to the economy like never before. Some question whether green jobs are a permanent new source of employment or a temporary boost that will fade away with stimulus spending. [...more]
In a classroom decorated with student posters on deforestation and global warming, a group of 9th grade students are debating a law that would ban fast food chains from within two blocks of a school. Most of them balk at the idea of being kept from the choice teenage fare, but one student raises [...] [...more]
PlaNYC isn’t just about the environment. Amid the worst recession since the Great Depression, it’s jobs, jobs, jobs that matter most. But will the “green collar” jobs created by PlaNYC initiatives benefit all segments of our society equally? One organization intends to make sure they will.
The Applied Research Center, a California-based think tank focused on [...] [...more]