Monday, April 28, 2008

Green Jobs, A way out of recession

The latest issue of Sierra magazine, the magazine of the Sierra Club, the economy is linked to the global climate crisis.

Writer Tom Valtin points out that as the recession deepens "labor and environmental leaders are uniting to find alternative energy solutions that will revitalize our economy and benefit people and the planet."

The Blue-Green Alliance, a partnership of the Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers, is a coalition of labor and environmental groups that is calling for investment in "green jobs."

The aim is to build up industry that is environmentally friendly such as "installing solar panels, building wind farms, and reusing construction materials."

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