In the new video below, Labor Secretary Solis announces $100 million in green jobs training grants. These grants are part of a larger Recovery Act initiative — totaling $500 million — to prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. It's well understood how much of a win-win these investments are, providing some of the most immediate job-creation opportunities around and producing a more energy-efficient America for the long term. VIDEO PAGE LINK: $100 Million More for Green Grants Out the Door
“Until people align their work with their values, they’re going to be continuing to contribute to the problem,” said Marie Kerpan, who owns the career advising company, Green Careers. “You can’t be recycling and changing your light bulbs and going to work for a company that’s raping and pillaging the economy or the environment and sleep at night.”
$87 billion in green investment for clean energy solutions! Of which, $500,000,000 shall be for research, labor exchange and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy.