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UWEX to host session on 'green collar jobs' March 17
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MONROE - Will future jobs be increasingly "green?" If so, what makes a job or an industry green? Is a green job a good job? What constitutes this "green economy" that we hear so much about these days?

The Green County UW-Extension office in coordination with the Green County Development Corporation will host a session on Green Collar Jobs: Sustainable Work in a Low Carbon World, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at Yodel Hall in the Government Services Building, N3150B Wisconsin 81, just outside of Monroe.

The March program will feature Gary Green, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Andrew Dane, Chippewa County UW Extension and Sarah White, Center on Wisconsin Strategy. This session explores the nature of green collar jobs and their implications for business and community development. It looks at links with environmental concerns, efficiency considerations, and workforce (and employment) development in terms of education and skills requirements.

It is part of the Building Communities educational series developed by the UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. The Building Communities educational series is offered via live, interactive Web. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the March 17 program by calling Cara Carper at (608) 328-9441. Drinks provided and all are welcome to bring a lunch while attending.