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The Green Jobs Are Here!

June 16th, 2009 by MarkTwain · No Comments

Remember all those green jobs (the ones with no details) that the president keeps talking about that will take the place of all those manufacturing jobs we keep losing every month? Well The St. Louis Business Journal today gives us a few details as to what types of jobs these will be:

“The U.S. Conference of Mayors has awarded a $550,000 grant to St. Patrick Center in St. Louis as part of a green jobs training program funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation.

The mayors, including St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, met in Providence, R.I. last week, and selected six non-profit organizations to receive the grants totaling $3.27 million to support and expand training programs in green jobs.”

Fantastic! This is a great start down the road to Obama’s new “green economy.”

“City Seeds Urban Farm trains the agency’s homeless clients in green horticulture, working with Gateway Greening in St. Louis. These clients are prepared for jobs in landscaping, nurseries, gardening retailers and other green-care jobs.

The GO! Network trains 50 of the network’s professional members in biofuels production and related fields, working with the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center at SIUE. These professionals joined the GO! Network in early 2009 after losing their jobs due to the recession.”

Wait a minute, “landscaping, nurseries, gardening retailers and other green-care jobs?” These are the “green” jobs that laid off GM and Chrysler workers can look forward to? Wasn’t Ethanol debunked as an alternative fuel last year when food prices exploded and food riots broke out in third world countries?

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