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Dr. Joseph Martinich - Prof. of Environmental Economics, University of Missouri St. Louis “What's missing, what's needed in the DATA department” from Documenting the ECONOMIC value of GREEN is clearly still a task at hand (http://www.umsl.edu/~martinichj/ See Joe's UMSL webpage for enviro-economic impact reports he has generated, focused on recycling industry 2014) N R L —Joe reports that nat'l data gathered by trade associations isn't so much available at the local level - although surveys and other tools help the Econ. Documentation, somewhat. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES too!Buy it!
Jean Ponzi - Earthworms Host - report and commentary “How're we doing in St. Louis, seven years after the Green Jobs report was developed?” from Some successes, a lot of opportunities and perhaps even more NEEDs after a recession - and recent social justice issues RAISED nationally, by Ferguson MO and, of course, enviro-issues still burgeoning (www.ellabakercenter.org - report "Making Green Work" Are we generating - and capturing data needed to show how Green WORKS? If not, what do we need to do? 2014) N L —Some areas (recycling, local food production) are strong; In energy, solar boomed then bottomed when a rebate ended. Recession gutted building energy rehab, and building overall. Green infrastructure in landscaping offers opportunity not yet tapped ...Buy it!
Dr. Raquel Pinderhughes - Prof. & Chair Dept of Urban Studies and Planning - San Francisco State University “Researcher and author of the FIRST study defining Green Collar Jobs” from from the Earthworms archives, this interview from January 1, 2008, presented the study that jump-started the Green Jobs movement in the U.S. (www.greencollarblog.org this blog URL links to a wide variety of Green Jobs reports and articles - material developed since tonight's archived report was released nearly SEVEN years ago. 2008) L —Honoring Labor Day with conversations about JOBS and economic data needed to support mainstream development of Green Jobs - which are pathways to social justice, local economic strength, community health AND environmental protection. More work to do . . .Buy it!
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