Why Green Jobs Are Worth Keeping Around [Infographic]

Last week House Speaker John Boehner told the House that he would shut down the government unless they agreed to kill a loan program that would help Detroit automakers make hybrid cars.

In typical spineless-Washington fashion, the House obliged.

But in a time when creating more jobs is at the forefront of most American minds, it’s hard to see why Boehner would want to deliver such a fatal blow to Detroit’s struggling auto industry. Using the loan (not free money, a loan) to reconfigure old factories to make new hybrids would have helped create or protect approximately 40,000 jobs…

…Jobs that are part of America’s future as a clean energy leader, not its past.

The infographic below explains more about the myriad of benefits that are possible when we support green jobs. Maybe Boehner should take a look.

(Click to enlarge)

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Top image credit: Flickr – greenforall.org

Graphic Created by WellHome Energy Audits

23 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webberabout a year ago

Live long and prosper!

John S.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Deepti Patil
Deepti Patil4 years ago

thanx..go green

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Anne F.
Anne F.4 years ago

not sure that small cars as hybrids are a high priority for me - more buses and bicycles, helping people make goods and grow food closer to where people use and eat them, cleaning up coal powered generators.

Aleksandra Lipka-kadaj

No, I think he was right on. THE LAST THING WE NEED ARE MORE CARS, hybrid or not!! If the loan was for the purpose of converting auto assembly factories into BICYCLE manufacturing warehouses, I think many more green jobs would be created.

Monica D.
M D.4 years ago

The world needs more sustainable transport.

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda4 years ago

There is another reason for Boehner's threat. Anything at all that is going to help the USA to recover now is not going to be given a go because the sole aim of the Republicans is to make Obama a one term president.
The fact that they are going to destroy the earth while they are doing that is of no consequence to them because they are so focused on their goal.

Helen K.
Helen K.4 years ago

It is indeed horrific what the republicans in congress are doing - but we must not forget who voted them in. We the people acted like silly fools and voted in one of our own to lead us! Next time make sure you tell two democratic friends to get out and vote!!! And tell them to tell two friends.
And we do have a long way to go on the "Green" conversion. I know for a fact that recycled plastic is melted down without being cleaned first, it is then converted into (amongst other items) plastic wrap which is then used to cover our food esp. in Supermarkets. We have to think a little more deeply than we are at the moment, although we are on the right track.