Many Shades of Green: Diversity and Distribution
of California Green Jobs
This report serves as a companion to Next 10's California Green Innovation Index, and the analysis presented herein builds on the green business analysis published in the Index since 2008. The Index tracks California's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, implementing innovative public policy, generating technological and business innovation, and growing businesses and jobs that enable the transformation to a more resource-efficient economy.
California Collaborative Economics (2009)
GREEN SCHOOLS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN APPALACHIA:
CASE STUDIES IN RURAL PRACTICE
This publication highlights best practices in colleges that are both environmentally sustainable themselves, and that foster education-community partnerships to support local economic growth. It emphasizes those institutions most closely aligned with local economies. The examples provided showcase the policies, people, and resources needed to foster a sustainable approach to campus development and management, as well as energize local communities to pursue new opportunities that are available throughout Appalachia.
Regional Technology Strategies and Appalachian Regional Commission
Building Effective Green Energy Programs in Community Colleges
Many green economy advocates believe that green jobs training can be part of career pathways that help move unemployed and disconnected individualsâ€”who are often low-skilledâ€”from entry-level positions into higher-skilled, higher-paying jobs. But amidst all the excitement and funding, even those colleges at the forefront of green energy education have been struggling to build green workforce development programs as a result of three factors: 1) the state of the U.S. economy,2) the emerging nature of the green sector economy, and 3) the focus placed by the federal government on educating low-income and low-skilled individuals for this emerging sector in its training grants.
Workforce Strategy Center
Maureen R. Bozell, Senior Associate
Cynthia D. Liston, Senior Consultant