Green initiatives are everywhere these days. On February 1st, the Town of Fairfield, CT will celebrate local initiatives and experts that are making a difference in Fairfield County, at The Shack at the month Fairfield Green Drinks, held the first Tuesday of every month. For more information about this event, check out FairfieldGreenTeam.org
The movement has been around for awhile. I remember environmentally focussed campaigns of the 70's, like Woodsy Owls' "Give A Hoot, Don't Pollute" campaign. I had the bumper sticker on my metallic purple Schwinn Stingray. And course there was the television commercial with the Native American, who watched, tearfully as people threw trash out of car windows while speeding along the highway. It seemed for awhile, anyway that people were starting to care.
If you believe what Van Jones says in his book, The Green Collar Economy, the solution to a sustainable workforce and planet can be solved by refocusing the job market to green collar jobs like solar panel installation. With the meltdown of Wall Street and rampant unemployment, most Americans are looking for answers on how our country is going to survive these next few years.