21 Sep '11, 2pm

How to Find Yourself a Green Job Now: President Obama's job plan isn't focused on green industries, but it shoul...

Photo: David Gunn /Istock/Istock related articles By Melissa Everett In the jobs program President Obama is promoting, green jobs were not a highlight. But for job seekers and communities alike, there's more potential than we may realize. It comes into view when we look at the two specific areas of investment that the President called for: fixing up schools and infrastructure. Teasing out the potential for environmentally friendly projects from Obama's jobs program is also key for job seekers. Green schools are growing in popularity because they are high-performance schools. They are resource-efficient, with healthy indoor environments. They attract good teachers and enhance student performance. Global Green USA estimates that in Los Angeles alone, building 34 new green schools will reduce 94,000 tons of carbon dioxide. That's the equivalent of eliminating more than 15,000...

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