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Diverse Groups Stay United for Green Campaigns

June 14, 2012 No Comments

To some, it’s an unlikely pairing: environmental groups and labor unions. In recent years, however, they’ve united for some high-profile campaigns in Southern California. They’ve been fighting for green shipping ports and for increased recycling – and the battles have been intense. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Speakers Tout Plan to Stimulate Green Economy

March 30, 2012 No Comments

In 2010, Minnesota politician Tarryl Clark lost her bid to unseat Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. However, she gained important insights from the experience. “After that election cycle, more than ever, I really believed it was critically important that we’re finding ways to be bringing people together,” she said. Clark is hoping to do just that […]

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Clean Energy Spurs Job Growth, Researcher Says

March 26, 2012 No Comments

The transition to clean power could broadly expand job opportunities, according to a researcher. A study shows that clean-energy investments create more jobs than spending on fossil fuels, said Jeannette Wicks-Lim of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition, clean-energy spending generates more jobs for people of all education levels. This could be particularly significant […]

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Leaders Promote Green Jobs, Workers’ Rights

March 21, 2012 No Comments

Environmentalists and organized labor are trying to dispel the notion that they’re at odds with each other. In fact, they have many common goals, such as creating “green jobs” and protecting workers’ rights. That was the message from the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, held last week in Los Angeles. At the event, leaders and […]

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