NETWORK strongly supports individual, corporate and government actions that help support (or renew) healthy ecosystems. In this critical time of energy resource management and of severe unemployment and underemployment, NETWORK urges a greater emphasis on “green” jobs in energy production and construction.
Alternative energy sources such as geothermal, wind and solar are becoming more accessible. The U.S.-based production of equipment and supplies for green energy will create needed jobs while helping the environment. We also support a stronger emphasis on training and hiring members of communities of color, low-income individuals, women, and other under-represented groups for these newer, more sustainable jobs.