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Green Jobs – Myth or Engine for Growth?

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about “green jobs” powering our nation into the 21st century. Considering the state of our current economy, a new bailout each day and the nation’s dependence on foreign oil many have started to speak up for change. Check out the links below for more information on the current debate, including Omar Freilla, founder of the Green Worker Cooperatives, Van Jones, founder of Green For All and author of the NYT bestseller,The Green Collar Economy, and Barack Obama’s agenda on the energy and environment.

Green Worker Cooperatives [www.sundance.tv]

Green For All [www.greenforall.org]

Barack Obama’s Green Agenda [change.gov]

Is all this a myth or will it really make a difference? How many green jobs are needed to make a difference? What kinds of jobs qualify as truly “green”? If you were to get a green job, what would you like to do? Start writing now – go to Open Salon [www.opensalon.com] and share your ideas.