SOCM's Green-Collar Jobs (GCJ) Committee understands the urgency in Tennessee to develop a more just and sustainable economy through green-collar jobs. Our vision is to ensure family-supporting jobs with workers' rights, which strenthen communities and provide pathways out of poverty and an equitable, sustainable clean energy economy in Tennessee. As David Beaty, Chair of the Committee and Fentress County resident, said in a Letter to the Editor of the Fentress Courier, "We must join together and let our elected officials know that they work for us and ask them to join us in this vision" (February 11, 2009). The Committee is engaging interested SOCM members in each of the three regions of the state to devlop community assets and the potential for green-collar jobs in local communities. It is open to all interested SOCM members, so join today!Read more....
Share Your Story With Us!
One of the goals of SOCM's Green Collar Jobs committee is to educate people on how to reduce energy consumption. Doing so will reduce our reliance on dirty energy sources such as coal and nuclear and help build an economy in Tennessee based on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Over the next few months, we will be sharing stories from SOCM members who have made simple changes in their energy consumption. We encourage you to look at your daily habits and utility bills and compare them with friends and neighbors. Through this series, we want to open the doors of communication and increase awareness around our energy consumption.
If you have a story to tell, email Green Collar Jobs Organizer Katie Greer at . We want to hear from you!