White House: Green Jobs A Pathway To A Strong Middle Class

The White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families holds its first meeting on February 27 in Philadelphia to discuss the urgency to create green jobs to save the middle class.

According to a task force statement, green jobs provide products and services that use renewable resources, reduce pollution, conserve energy and natural resources, and reconstitute waste.

What do green jobs mean for the middle class? Green jobs mean more jobs.  The White House press statement points out that at this time when good jobs at good wages are increasingly difficult to come by, it is critical to find new and innovative ways to create more such jobs..

Building a new power grid, manufacturing solar panels, weatherizing homes and office buildings, and renovating schools are just a few examples of ways to create new, quality green jobs. These jobs will simultaneously help strengthen the economic foundation of the United States.

More green jobs mean more money in your pocket at the end of each month, according to the White House blog. Creating jobs that reduce energy costs, like electric and home heating bills, means more disposable income for other necessities.

The White House Middle Class Task Force supports the creation of more green jobs. This new foundation “helps the economy as a whole; it helps our environment; and it will save you money,” according to the statement.

Published: February 3, 2009