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Nuturing the Green Economy

Direct Californians to Green-Job Professionals

Create a Green Your Home category at EnergyVideos. com that helps Californians understand energy conservation strategies and energy improvements that are consistent with the Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The goal should be to not only help Californians make wise green decisions, but also educate Californians on what green-job professionals can provide them with services.

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Nuturing the Green Economy

First define what you mean by Green Economy

What Green Economy? First you have to define it, then create it. Most posts on here are extremely generalistic, with no real substance. To foster a GREEN ECONOMY, you should be publicizing truly green innovation in business and commerce. But first, clearly define what you mean by "green"? There are tremendous number of ways one could think about going "green". Using less energy, driving less, buying local, substituting ...more »

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Nuturing the Green Economy

Point System

There are lots of ideas; just not everyone is paying attention. Give points out to companies and state agencies that participate in the green economy, not just for purchases, also for small contributions such as recycling and lowering energy usage. Provide a list to companies of what they can do to earn points. These points can added up to be a tax right off; or a green product such as solar panels, cooling systems, etc. ...more »

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Steps for creating green jobs in California

California Green Jobs (Steps to follow) 1. Massive advertizing and outreach- (including hard reaching communities) 2. Identification of green Job areas – (Kinds) 3. Future projections of job placement in each kind and their segments 4. Orientation Seminars (Sponsored by green energy movers and shakers) 5. Training programs (Government funds in partnership with beneficiary industries) 6. Classification of training ...more »

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Green Workforce Needs

Provide consistent codes & incentives so industry can scale

We need consistent funding and regulation around home retrofits, renewables, and climate change so the industries that are hungry to enter this space can have the long-tem confidence to invest and scale up. This will immediately drive job creation, and all the workforce development services, educational institutions currently struggling to float programs will be able to deliver what is needed quickly and efficiently. ...more »

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Inclusive, Safe Green Economy Improves Jobs for Californians

The new CA green economy has an opportunity to: -Explicitly welcome all workers, regardless of sex, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, et al, and other criteria, not really honored in the carbon based economy. In addition, other best practices- like buying American, and reducing global outsourcing, should get priority for government support in the Green jobs arena. Thirdly, CA government must do more ...more »

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Online Resources for Green

Support Green Media for Outreach and Jobs

Please support budding green media in the state. GOV websites receive preference in SEO/engines so we need your support with timely information, good contacts, steamlined workflow for new media, etc. to extend YOUR reach...and create green jobs in information sectors. Information is usually LEFT OUT of grant programs, etc. so we're struggling even more than green manufacturing companies.

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Nuturing the Green Economy

Local Sustainability

Assemble a committee of local experts to explore the creation of roof top gardens and inexpensive miniature housing units for urban environments (Perhaps a limited number for CA park rangers/state workers as benefits package/reduced wage scale) and for those interested in lowering consumption/ resource needs (primarily students and single individuals.) This model can follow the Japanese styled shelters for commuters in ...more »

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Green Chamber of Commerce - Everywhere!

Build support for and engage the expansion of the Green Chamber of Commerce, so that the critical and positive links between business and green business are made clear to all business owners in California. "The Green Chamber of Commerce is a growing and diverse business network dedicated to: -Promoting the success of our members, -Supporting the development of sustainable business practices, and -Advocating for a green ...more »

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Information Office Coordination

Information is important. How about connecting your state information offices so media can cross the barriers more easily? It's as though noone knows noone in the state. Collaborative stories would be a real boost for consumers who don't have the time to track down all the pertinent agencies involved in environmental projects, issues or programs.

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Green Workforce Needs

Green Workforce with savings

Government contracts will generate a very large green workforce, like applying solar laminates on the roof of government buildings. Just think about all the free non-used roof space. Solar laminates are like roofing paper or shingles. Government contracts would generate a very large green workforce and we all would benefit from the solar energy. By monitoring and posting the savings publicly in dollars and cents consumers ...more »

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Green Products

The increased use of green products in industrial and residential application will promote the green industry and the creation of new innovative products. State acceptance of various technologies will also improve the economies of these green technologies. Many green technologies actually help to save money as well as the ecology, but are not given the same attention by city and state officials because of the lack of ...more »

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Marketing of Content is Key

You need to get the website name and URL out into the working world and general public. LinkedIn, Facebook, public libraries, blogs, regional labor councils, clean tech trade groups, enviro organizations, apprenticeship programs, etc., etc.

Once you have engaging, meaningful content, it won't mean much if no one knows about the website.

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Green Workforce Needs

Electric Vehicles

I would like to see more information about Electric vehicles. The electric motor is older than the gasoline engine. Incorporating Solar power in electric vehicles is common sense. Toyota already has a vehicle that uses solar power to take on some of the battery demands. Using generators to recharge batteries is another old technology. Making efficient electric vehicles with solar power, long-life nanotechnology batteries, ...more »

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Online Resources for Green

Green Blog Network - Global Reach with California Leading

As the publisher of the Green Blog Network, we see how energizing it is to have people - community stakeholders, individuals, business owners - engaged with their local green economy. This can be done through blogging, community engagement and strategic use of online media. Just as Secretary Adams at CalEPA is "Adams is now working closely with states, provinces and countries around the world to develop a network of ...more »

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The Most Affordable and Most Effective Green Technology Solution

I think I have to present something here, which is more than an idea. It’s a solution. It’s one of the best green economy solutions ever known by human being, which also creates thousands of green jobs. The solution is called Dynamic Cylinder Deactivation or DCD. Dynamic Cylinder Deactivation is the latest automotive engine efficiency improvement solution. It can be applied in many engine related fields, stationary and ...more »

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Nuturing the Green Economy

Think Forestry

Investments in forestry infrastructure create twice as many jobs per dollar as investments in other business sectors. The forest sector, according to the Calif. Air Resources Board, is the only business sector in the state that is a net sequesterer of carbon, making all jobs in the forestry sector green jobs. Encourage sustainable forest management as a means to simultaneously reduce emissions from wildfire and ...more »

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Green Workforce Needs

BUILD GREEN TEAMS by RB

Orgina003@gmail.com All government departments, agencies, provide on line Green Communication Centers via Intranet, Internet or land sites. Research Grants and Funding Opportunities, Green Create an Incentive Program at work and provide ways to promote Green Team Building in the work place. Provide community, or work place fund raising events and contest, representing, Green Market and Advertise ...more »

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PlanetShifter.com Networks

You can plug-into our green social media networks. See PlanetShifter.com Networks. We write, post, and broadcast stellar client interviews, announcements, articles, reviews and press releases for events, start-ups and established firms in the sustainability sector. 525+ contacts and 28 Recommendations on LinkedIn.com. See the testimonials: planetshifter.com/node/1424 Thank you! Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Networks ...more »

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