With ecological crises, an 'economic crisis' and widening disparity- reorienting our economy to one that is environmentally sustaining and
inclusive is a global and local priority.
Jobs in this economy have been given names like green jobs
and green collar jobs
These jobs are said to:
- Rebuild a Strong Middle Class
- Provide Pathways Out of Poverty
- Require Some New Skills (and some new thinking about old skills)
- Tend To Be Local Jobs
- Strengthens Urban and Rural Communities
And By the Way ... Green-Collar Jobs Save Planet Earth
Have a watch of this video talk by Van Jones on the Fourth Quadrant:
As a leading example of citizens coming together around this:
In the USA, on September 27, 2008, more than 50,000 Americans came together to call for a new green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
From campuses to housing projects, from Native American reservations to Black Churches, nearly 700 communities in all 50 states sent a unified message to their leaders:
"America is ready to build the new economy. We're ready to save people and the planet. We're ready for green jobs now!"
This group is for anyone wanting to help foster an inclusive ecological economy.
There is a discussion forum below. An RSS feed given below brings together jobs that include the word 'sustainability' from trademe, nzherald, seek.co.nz, careerjet, and a number of others. (GoodWorks.co.nz, environmentaljobs.com.au, jobs.govt.nz- dont yet have RSS feeds).
If you want to subscribe the URL is:
We can all play a role in bringing about an ecological economy and one that lifts all boats.