Green-collar jobs present a 3-for-1 opportunity for the Northwest: economic stability, reductions in climate-warming pollution, and an escape from dependence on foreign oil and other fossil fuels. In short, investing in clean energy creates local jobs at home and ensures our money stays in our communities.

Sightline’s research aims to bring clarity and guidance for Northwest decision makers with innovative and comprehensive solutions for growing a green-collar workforce in our region. On this page you’ll find a collection of our green jobs analyses and resources. Have questions? Contact Eric Hess.

Green-Collar Jobs: the Basics

Blog Series
Green-Collar Jobs
How green can put us on the path to economic recovery

One-Pager, 5/10
Cool Schools Washington
An explanation of energy retrofits in Washington Schools.

Policy Solution, 3/10
What Is An Energy Concierge?
Creating a single point of contact for homeowners simplifies energy retrofits.

Backgrounder, 03/10
Green-Collar Jobs: Defined and Explained
What green jobs are and which organizations are tracking and promoting them

Backgrounder, 12/09
Green-Collar Jobs: Energy Efficiency Solutions
Guiding principles for—and examples of—energy efficiency programs in the Northwest

Primer, 10/09
Green-Collar Jobs: Realizing the Promise
What green jobs are, who has them, and how we get more

Profiles, 10/09
Green-Collar Profiles: Faces of the Green-Collar Workforce
What green jobs are and who has them

Messaging Guide, 10/09
Green Jobs Messaging Guide
Recommended ways to write or talk about green jobs

March 18, 2010