Green jobs for youth in Truckee, California

A new green jobs training program for youth aged 18-24 will begin on June 4 in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe, California area. The training program is hosted by the California Green Jobs Corp and will help prepare area youth for a variety of career moves including apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and even pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a sustainable field.

For more information read Truckee Tahoe youth get inside track on 114,000 new green jobs.

Contractors support green buildings and green jobs

There is a close tie between green buildings and green jobs. With the need to retrofit the nation’s buildings to become more energy efficient, there is a need for highly skilled and trained contractors. The Associated General Contractors of America understands this growing need and has released a new document to help today’s contractors focus on green building: Building a Green Future (PDF).

Cattle ranching – a different type of green job?

A recent survey conducted for The Beef Checkoff Program determined that cattle ranchers and farmers are one of the nation’s top green jobs. The survey was conducted by IPSOS Public Affairs and targeted American beef eaters. When asked about green jobs in the nation, cattle ranchers and farmers came in at the number three spot. Park rangers took top honors.

Of those surveyed, 86 percent think that cattle farmers and ranchers are committed to environmental presentation. In honor of Earth Day 2010, cattle ranchers are focusing on the 40 different ways that their profession helps environmental sustainability efforts. Included in the list are preventing erosion, maintaining clean waterways, and guarding wildlife.

Hmm, I’m not really sure what to say. What are your thoughts on cattle ranchers as a top green profession?

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