Green collar jobs are blue collar jobs in green businesses – that is, manual labor jobs in businesses whose products and services directly improve environmental quality (Pinderhughes, 2006). Green collar jobs are located in large and small for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and public sector institutions. What unites these jobs is that all of them are associated with manual labor work that directly improves environmental quality.
Here’s more info:
- Green Collar Jobs Executive Summary [.pdf]
- Green Collar Jobs [.pdf]
- Oakland Green Job corp
- The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones
- Raquel River Pinderhughes
We’ve been hearing about Green Collar jobs in Oakland for quite some time — because of Van Jones and the Ella Baker Center which is on 40th Street, a little over a mile from where we live. The rest of the country is going to hear more about it so might as well link to the source of the Green Collar job concepts.