Thanks for watching the Green Jobs Revolution Video. Van Jones begins this video with the statement that, “We need a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.”
This is from the Everything’s Cool Activist DVD. For more information on the film and campaign, go to http://www.everythingscool.org
For several years, the campus has discussed a goal of establishing UWM as the premier institution for freshwater science. As part of these discussions, the formation of a school to house graduate and undergraduate programs, with close links to programs and research in other schools and colleges, has been viewed as the appropriate next step.
The School of Freshwater Sciences Planning Team is asked to:
review prior documents and other materials relating to the School, and
prepare a draft proposal for further review and discussion by the UWM faculty and administration.
Specific areas the team will consider include academic programs and curricula; areas of research; faculty resources; relationship of the new School to UWM’s mission and the Water Institute; process/timing/criteria for converting senior scientists to faculty status; a plan for the school faculty governance in the early years; and potential for support from external stakeholders and funders.
A new Flickr Feed was added to Greener Milwaukee, so now instead of seeing the occasional community photo, you can see a new one everyday. Pretty great, huh? Feel free to join Greener Milwaukee on Linkedin & Facebook too!
ANNOUNCEMENT – Greener Milwaukee is happy to announce a new group for Greener Jobs on Linkedin! Please send to friends and family that are looking to join our group. Some the Original members are from Johnson Controls & Alterra Coffee Company. If you are interested in working at these places that promote sustainability and a greener, cleaner Milwaukee. Please join today! HERE
Greener Jobs on Linkedin
This is a 4 and a half minute video on general information regarding the production of Biodiesel. The main subject, Swee Sim, produces biodeisel at his shop on the southside, Future Green. We’ll take a field trip in a few weeks, once the City of Milwaukee gives the go ahead for Wisconsin’s first retail shop cleared bio diesel facility.
Initiative helps businesses boost energy efficiency
For more and more businesses, going green has gone from being viewed as an extra to a critical path to staying competitive.
That’s the view coming from Waukesha County’s business community, where the county’s Economic Development Corp. believes use of sustainability and green business practices could help the region set itself apart over the long term.
Bill Mitchell runs the economic development corporation for Waukesha County, where the county is basing its business-growth strategy on greening its business community through a new initiative called Partnerships for Sustainability.
The initiative seeks to train companies with fewer than 250 workers on steps they can take to become more sustainable and save on their operating costs.
“This is about jobs,” Mitchell said. “The job growth over the next decades in green jobs, that’s what got our attention, with companies adapting their products and processes related to green.”
Clearly one of the drivers is the prospect of more government regulation.
A global warming bill pending in Congress would make businesses responsible for monitoring and reducing their carbon dioxide emissions. That is expected to boost investments in energy efficiency. (More via JSOnline)
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