What Is A Green Collar Job

Working at a wind farm is a typical green color job
We’ve all heard the term, “blue collar” jobs and know those are the jobs where a person performs manual labor on assembly lines, construction sites, and/or in manufacturing, just to name a few.

If you haven’t already, soon, you’ll be hearing the term, “green collar jobs”.

So, what is a green collar job, and where are they?

With so much attention being placed on saving the environment, reducing waste and preventing global warming (a debatable topic), positions in the “clean energy” sector are being tagged as green collar jobs.

Green collar jobs are employees who work, or will work in:

  1. Recycling
  2. Wind Power Farms
  3. The solar energy field
  4. Organics (of all types)
  5. Green building
  6. Other areas of renewable energy
  7. And any other job that benefits the environment

Many of these jobs are technically white or blue collar jobs, however, because these workers are involved in the renewable energy and/or environmental sector, the name “green collar jobs has been attached to these positions.

With politicians urging the government, corporations and/or small businesses to create more green collar jobs; the hope is these jobs will pay more, help to reduce waste and our dependency on oil, and save the planet.

Watch for tax breaks, loans and/or governmental grant opportunities which may become available to businesses for the creation of green collar jobs.

Photo Credit: Steve Caddy

3 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cath lawson says:

    Hi Barbara – Congratulations on your new blog. I love the theme.

    You’ve mentioned Green Collar jobs before and I hadn’t heard of them until then. I think this new blog is going to be useful as many of us our concerned about the environment and would like to learn more about protecting it.

  2. Linda says:

    Hi Barbara … Congratulations and welcome to the Green side of the world! I look forward to your ideas.

    All the best! :)

    Linda´s last blog post..EPA’s TV Recycling Challenge

  3. BSwafford says:

    Hi Catherine – Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

    That’s my hope. To teach others how to be more aware of what they can do, even if it’s something little. All those little things add up.

    Hi Linda – It’s great to see my favorite green blogger here. :) Thank you for your kind words and the warm welcome to the “green” side of the world.

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