Green Jobs? Or How To Green Our Infrastructure

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In the current state of the economy, many people are looking for green jobs, or the “green collar workforce.” But there seems to be a green solution that doesn’t depend on building new wind turbines or solar plants: greening our infrastructure instead.In the current state of the economy, many people are looking for green jobs, or the “green collar workforce.” But there seems to be a green solution that doesn’t depend on building new wind turbines or solar plants: greening our infrastructure instead. The American transportation system should immediately stop building sprawling highway bypasses, or rural highways that promote travelling in cars, and instead focus on building state-of-the-art public transit systems. Things like light-rail, inter-city rail, low emission buses, and bus rapid transit. Plus, the stormwater system should be replaced by porous pavement and curbless shoulders so that the rainwater on roads can go back into the soil rather than into storm drains. These options are just as viable as other green jobs, and will help pave the way to a greener urban future.

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    As the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greener Ideal, Ian has been a driving force in environmental journalism and sustainable lifestyle advocacy since 2008. With over a decade of dedicated involvement in environmental matters, Ian has established himself as a respected expert in the field. Under his leadership, Greener Ideal has consistently delivered independent news and insightful content that empowers readers to engage with and understand pressing environmental issues.

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