It is good to be green

It is good to be green!
The Mayor shares his experience at the Green Summit (hat tip: Green Jersey). I’m seeing more and more expectations that the green movement — similar to the dot com boom (and hopefully minus the bust) — is capable of producing innovation that will ultimately create jobs and drive finance and M&A.

I’d be grateful if anyone could point to realistic job growth numbers expected from a Green economy, and how that might affect NJ (or Newark!) in particular. Or, if you’re a green expert, give me a shout and let’s do a podcast: ken@dailynewarker.com.

I was really inspired by the dozens of people who I spoke with yesterday who not only get it but who are dedicating their time and resources to the larger green mission. The green mission, in a larger sense, is the realization that we can accomplish so many of our overall community goals by raising our environmental consciousness and advancing a green agenda for New Jersey.

We can:

  1. Save energy
  2. Create jobs
  3. Save money
  4. Reclaim community space
  5. Undermine so many health issues from asthma to cancer
  6. Beautify our cities and state
  7. Re-democratize our environment so that people of all backgrounds and income levels can have access to clean rivers, parks and oceans (you don’t need to travel many miles or pay money to access green spaces)

The American Dream is a Green Dream.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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