New Orleans: A Growing Market for Green Collar Jobs

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global-green-project.pngThe rebuilding efforts in New Orleans have resulted in an increased demand for workers trained in sustainable design and building. It turns out that Hurricane Katrina opened the doors for eco-friendly construction which not only benefits the environment, but also the town’s workforce.

Some builders are rethinking how they build houses for increased resistance to rot and termite damage while conserving resources. New construction methods call for skilled labor and several programs are now available for young, open-minded individuals who are eager to learn about green building.

Non profit organizations in the area have received grant money for green educational programs. “Participants learn landscaping, gardening, home weatherization, energy conservation, construction, building deconstruction or building material reuse, depending on which nonprofit they choose.”

For more information, visit New Orleans Louisiana Business News.

Tag(s): Going Green, Green Building


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