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Top 10 green jobs

Top 10 green jobs

Farmer — America has only 2 million farmers, and their average age is 55. Since sustainable agriculture requires small-scale, local, organic methods rather than petroleum-based machines and fertilizers, there is a huge need for more farmers and related workers such as urban gardeners, farmers market and CSA coordinators, and artisanal cheesemakers. Forester — Modern forestry is a complex combination of international project finance, conservation and development. According to the World Bank, a staggering 1.6 billion people depend on the forest for their livelihoods. Deforestation, which causes around a quarter of all global warming , is also likely to be a leading source of carbon credits worth tens of billions of dollars . S olar power installer — Making and installing solar power systems already accounts for some 770,000 jobs globally. Installing solar -thermal water heat...

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