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Green Jobs are Our Future

“Green jobs” are not just nice to have – they are essential to our future prosperity. Our current economy – which is built on cheap oil – has entered an irreversible decline. Prices for gasoline, heating oil, and food are undermining the financial security of families and businesses. We can’t return to the good old days of cheap oil because we’ve already used up about half the world’s oil reserves. Instead of looking backward, we need to move forward to a more robust, efficient, and ecologically sustainable economic system. Communities that have invested in the green economy of the future will make the transition smoothly. Those that try to cling to the past will work harder and harder until the burden of oil becomes totally insupportable.

Consider these facts:

For more information:

“Cashing in on Clean Energy”
<http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/clean_energy_policies/cashing-in.html>
Union of Concerned Scientists

“Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Economic Drivers for the 21st Century”
<http://www.ases.org>
American Solar Energy Society

“Energy for Colorado’s Economy: Creating Jobs and Economic Growth with Renewable Energy”
<http://www.environmentcolorado.org/reports/energy/energy-program-reports/
energy-for-colorados-economy-creating-jobs-and-economic-growth-with-renewable-energy>
Environment Colorado

“REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report”
<http://www.ren21.net/globalstatusreport/default.asp#download>
Renewable Energy Policy Network



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