Understanding the Green Workforce

What is the Green Workforce?

What is the Green Workforce?

The Green Workforce is an economic approach to combating climate change. The Green Workforce refers to jobs that help us advance toward a more sustainable society and help us transition from over-dependence on oil to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This maximizes an ethical and sustainable use of natural resources rather than the current destructive and polluting methods that have led us to a state of global emergency.

Why Do We Need A Green Workforce?

As the health of the planet rapidly declines, due to human impact, it is essential that current and upcoming industries focus on moving away from the overuse of fossil fuels and other unsustainable practices.

The importance of the Green Workforce is highlighted when looking at the effects of climate change. Millions of people have been and continue to be displaced by climate change.

In California alone there has been an increase in wildfires, drought seasons, earthquakes, severe weather, and floods. More specifically, in San Diego, there has been a visible increase in temperatures and sea levels. The importance of the Green workforce is highlighted when looking at the effects of climate change at a micro and macro level.

The Green Workforce is an opportunity to incorporate sustainability into daily practice and to build a balanced environment and economy.

Attached document published February 2023

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