There is a growing body of information about the green economy and opportunities for green collar jobs. Here’s a sampling:
Greening the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations.
Also see the O*NET resource page: http://www.onetcenter.org/green.html.
Manufacturing Climate Solutions report from Duke University
Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy a report by the PERI Institute and the Center for American Progress. See the state by state job creation data also at this link.
Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A State-by-State Picture of Occupations that Gain from Green Investments
Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy Could Create Tens of Millions of New "Green Jobs"
Community Jobs in the Green Economy
Green-Collar Jobs in America’s Cities
Green Collar Jobs in the US and Colorado: Economic Drivers for the 21st Century updated report by the American Solar Energy Association that projects up to 37 million jobs in the renewable energy industry.
Green Jobs Guidebook, published by the Environmental Defense Fund
This report profiles 200 green jobs in California, including education and training needed. It provides a useful list for career exploration in different green industry sectors
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, Van Jones
From the founder of Green for All comes this new book with practical ideas for addressing our failing economy and a devastated environment. Buy this book
The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World, Peter Senge
Contains a wealth of strategies that individuals and organizations can use to respond effectively to the greatest challenge of our time. Buy this book
Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America, Thomas Friedman
How the green revolution will be the biggest innovation project in American history.
Buy this book
The movement linking the environment to the economy is getting stronger. Here are some organizations at the forefront:
Green for All
“Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.”
The Apollo Alliance
“The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution in America to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate, and expand opportunities for American businesses and workers.”
Blue Green Alliance
“The Blue Green Alliance is a strategic initiative led by the United Steelworkers and Sierra Club and including many other “blue” (read: blue collar/labor) and “green” (read: environmental) partners.”
Green-Collar Jobs Campaign
“Green-Collar Jobs Campaign creates opportunities in the green economy for poor people and people of color through policy advocacy, public outreach, and an employment pipeline—the Green Jobs Corps.”
“1Sky was created in 2007 to focus the power of millions of concerned Americans on a single goal: bold federal action by 2010 that can reverse global warming… and usher in a new era of prosperity and green jobs.”
“The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection—a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore… to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis.”
Building Resilience / Taking Action
Joanna is an eco-philosopher and her work, particularly The Great Turning, is about creating a shift to a life-sustaining civilization. She has multiple experiential tools on her Web site.