Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Going, going…GREEN!

Kara Kahley is American Rights at Work’s Fall 2010 Socially Responsible Business Intern

No one can deny the environmentally-conscious trend taking hold in the U.S. In addition to the catchy ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ rallying cry, our national vocabulary now includes words like ‘all-natural,’ ‘sustainable,’ and ‘eco-friendly.’ It’s safe to say that for most Americans, green stands for something more than a color.

And for the past half decade or so, not only has our language has gone green, our culture has too. Kermit the Frog is selling hybrid cars, reusable bags have made themselves a fashion category (I never leave home without my canvas “Recycling Rockstar” tote), and we can even make our own green “go green” through responsible investing options.

The opportunity for creating new jobs as a result of this sustaining (pun totally intended) trend is enormous. With unemployment still lingering near ten percent, that’s a really important piece of the puzzle. Luckily, green-collar jobs are gaining ground and are now officially recognized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So what exactly is a green jobRead more »