Nina Pilar was blogging from the Newark Green Summit and offers some insight on how the city is looking to the Green movement to generate jobs for Newarkers.
Carl Heafner of the Trust for Public Land spoke about the new industry – the “Green Collar” sector. (He wasn’t the only one who used the term; it was the first time I heard it out that way.)
Turning vacant spaces and “abandoned” parks into living areas for everyone; the rehabilitation, upkeep, and maintenance requires alot of manpower. And the manpower can be provided by those in transition.
The beauty of it is that green collar jobs are not dead-end jobs. They require skills. So this is not a temporary fix to the problem – it’s a solution in that the jobs don’t bar this demographic from employment.