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Friday, February 10, 2012

So, What Exactly is a Green Job?

Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a Green Job is either:

1. A position in a business that benefits the environment or conserves natural resources
2. A position which involves makes the business’ production process more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources

These could include jobs that improve the energy efficiency of electronics, buildings, and vehicles. Other green jobs can be in businesses which provide education and training related to green technologies & practices. Businesses involved in the growing, distributing, and purchasing of locally produced foods are also categorized as green.

To learn more about the definition of green jobs, download this pdf fact sheet from the Florida Energy Systems Consortium.


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