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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Green Collar Jobs in the Water Sector

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street gardenGreen collar jobs are similar to blue collar jobs; the difference is that green collar jobs are particular to improving environmental quality.  Examples include solar panel installation and maintenance, recycling and composting professionals, public transit jobs, and green building construction and maintenance.

In the water sector, green collar jobs are those that save water and energy while alleviating pressure on our water infrastructure.  Examples include plumbers, water auditors, grey water and rain water system installation and maintenance professionals, water and wastewater treatment plant operators, and many others.  Green collar jobs pay a fair family wage, provide opportunities for training and certification and are usually local jobs, as many municipalities are turning to environmental strategies to help reduce their environmental foot print.

The following links provide information about green collar professional profiles in the water sector as well as training and certification processes for attaining such jobs.

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