Pages tagged "green jobs"


The White House Honors Champions of Change for the Green Economy

Authors: Shamar Bibbins

As a national organization building an inclusive green economy, we have the privilege of working with leaders from across the country who are passionately creating greener communities and stronger economies. We know first hand the powerful, transformative work that is taking place on the ground. It was extremely exciting today to join the White House as they honored nine individuals as Champions of Change for greening our cities and towns. 

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Let's Use Taxes to Put America to Work

Authors: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green For All CEO

Originally published on The Huffington Post.

As tax day rolls around, hardworking families are meeting their obligations to our nation by paying their taxes. This year, Americans will pay an estimated $2.62 trillion in federal taxes and $1.42 trillion in state-local taxes. But at the same time, the reality is many of the wealthiest Americans just aren’t doing their part. Since the Bush tax cuts were signed into law, the nation’s top earners continue to get wealthier while middle-class and low-income families are paying more than their fair share. It’s time to put an end to the free passes for billionaires and millionaires and make our tax system more fair and equitable for all Americans. That doesn’t just mean equality – though that’s vital – it means making our country great again through valuable investments in our nation’s future.

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Green Business Academy in Nashville Sings Praises for Green Jobs

Authors: Khary Dvorak-Ewell

Music City is turning Green.

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A Bright Green Future for Kansas City

Authors: Ryan Dexter

More than 3.1 million Americans have a green job, according to a new report released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At Green For All, we’ve spoken to thousands of Americans who lost their jobs five and six years ago who have found jobs in the clean energy field, making their communities safer for their children while earning a decent paycheck. As part of our ongoing Green Jobs for America video series we took a closer look at one of the cities where green jobs are helping improve the community.

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Don't Derail Transportation Jobs

Authors: Brian Purchia

Today in a blog on the Huffington Post, Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, calls on Congress to pass a transportation bill that will put Americans back to work now.

 

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Good Jobs Green Jobs South

Authors: Maritza Martinez

Hundreds of people from across the South gathered in Atlanta late last month at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs South Conference to discuss current and future efforts to build a green economy. Participants ranged from union members to municipal workers to environmental activists and everyone in between. The conference was put together by the Blue Green Alliance, a national strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. 

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