Through Solar Mosaic, Oakland is Reducing Emissions, Creating Green Jobs, and Building Community (Video)

April 24, 2011 by  
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graphic via sungevity Check out this amazing project getting off the ground in my hometown of Oakland, CA. The city is selling 5,000 solar tiles at $100 each to locals, and the panels will be installed on the rooftops of youth centers and schools in the community. Even better, the solar panels will be mounted by workers hired and trained in Oakland

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Green Jobs Don’t Break Windows

February 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: americaspower , Flickr, CC Debunking the Notion that Creating Green Jobs is Bad for the Economy A newly released study suggested that upholding the new, stricter EPA Clean Air Act rules would create a slew of new jobs — something along the order of 1.5 million of them . On the face of it, it’s a win-win: Cleaner air for the nation, and jobs for construction workers, engineers, and pipefitters in the short term. But detracto…

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The Week in Pictures: Valentine’s Day Gifts, Candy Wrapper Chair, and More (Slideshow)

February 11, 2011 by  
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A chair made of candy wrappers? This funky piece, called, quite bizarrely, the ‘Snowjob,’ is the work of Emiliano Godoy , in collaboration with ethical accessories label Ecoist. We also have Valentine’s Day gifts sweet on the Earth, shocking factory farm stories, sustainable H&M, a photographer’s journey to a volcano in Antarctica , and more in our photo roundup of the Week in Pictur…

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How to Design a Passive Solar Greenhouse

February 11, 2011 by  
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From Collin’s dad’s solar geodesic greenhouse , through a greenhouse built from soda bottles , to a simple DIY hoop house , we’re not shot on self-built grow spaces here on TreeHugger. but the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia has a very detailed post and time-lapse slideshow by Rob Avis about how he built a

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Is Creating Green Jobs a "Sensible Aspiration" for Governments?

March 12, 2010 by  
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Photo via A Green Living That’s the topic of an ongoing online debate over at the Economist.com . In one corner, green jobs advocate Van Jones , who argues that governments should engage in the active practice of creating green jobs, by, for example, incentivizing clean energy projects. In the other, Andrew P.

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