Comments on: Green Jobs for Our Health and Our Economy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/green-jobs-for-our-health-and-our-economy/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: S Colley http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/green-jobs-for-our-health-and-our-economy/#comment-21973 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:57:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8743#comment-21973 From my travels around the country, I don’t think N.K. Agarwal needs to worry about ALL the “Brownfields” being reclaimed or transformed into “Greenfields” any time soon. I would like to see a program where the young, unemployed and underemployed could have a viable job in the brownfields program. This should also include turning abandoned properties that are paved back into natural areas or parks to mitigate stormwater runoff, provide clean air and recreational opportunities, and reduce the urban heat island effect. The removed concrete paved material can be used for retaining walls, channel lining (in high erosion areas) levee construction, or artificial reefs. Asphalt paving can be re-processed. If this task were added to the brownfields program, we would have job opportunities for many people for many years. Combine the program with modifications to the tax code to add carrot/stick incentives to property owners who own abandoned paved properties.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/green-jobs-for-our-health-and-our-economy/#comment-21972 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 02:08:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8743#comment-21972 Green Job : Restricted & Short Term; Greener : Long Term !!!

I hope green job, beside working in its description, at the same time also urge their family, community and neighbor to become greener since early. Green jobs aren’t goal but medium to create environmentalists, because the other jobs have significant, too. So, we can eliminate comparison between green job and the others….

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By: N.K.Agarwal http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/green-jobs-for-our-health-and-our-economy/#comment-21971 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:39:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8743#comment-21971 This seems to be a good and proactive idea to clan environment and create jobs but, when all the “Brownfields” are reclaimed or transformed into “Greemfields”, such job opportunities decline and the trained workers would become jobless? thnks

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