What is “Green”?

We’ve all heard the term “green” thrown around quite bit recently – green jobs, the green economy, green industry.  But what is “green”?  Many different organizations, from the federal government, to think tanks, to trade associations, to the United Nations have tried to define it in a way that complements the work they are doing in the areas of conservation, energy efficiency and economic development.  In the weeks to come we will periodically highlight in this blog the different ways in which a variety of organizations and institutions use the green terminology to highlight  jobs, education, the economy and other aspects of their work.

It seems that it would be useful for us to consider these definitions.  Doing so will give a better understanding of what other groups mean when they throw these terms around, and help to give us a better understanding of what green should mean to those of us in the CTE community.


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