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Creating Philadelphia's 100,000 Green Collar Jobs

Rebuilding Philadelphia so that we thrive during risky times will require that we create 100,000 green collar jobs. 

There's plenty of work ahead, to make Philadelphians more secure while prices rise.

Here is a summary of these green jobs.  Estimated job numbers assume that capital and culture move this direction:

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY (13,400 total):  weatherizing (5,000); superwindow manufacture (500) and installation (2,000); solar manufacturing (500) and install (2,000); dry toilet manufacturing (500) and installation (1,500); tree planting (1,000) and nurseries (200); cogeneration (150) and installation (50).
  • MOBILITY (4,700 total):  regional rail expansion manufacturers (1,000) and staff (2,000); bicycle manufacture (1,000), repair (350), and delivery (200); bike route installation/maintenance (150).
  • FOOD (24,200 total):  orchards — soil remediation (750), leaf soilmaking (150), greenhousing (400), planting (400), pruning (300), irrigation (200); gardens (11,000); rooftop gardens (2,000), processing and storage (8,000); sales (500); edible landscaping (500).
  • HOUSING (26,850 total):  disassembly (2,000) and stockpile of reusables (100); retrofit of industrial buildings (5,000); construction of earth-bermed LEED residential co-housing (19,000); green roofing (750).
  • WATER (2,500 total):  Depaving (1,500); permeables (500); compost toilets (500)
  • HEALTH (20,570 total):  co-op free clinics (2,000); additional City free clinics (2,500); hazmat removal (250); nontoxic cleaning (500); co-op health insurance (20); preventive therapies (15,000); herb gardens and medicines (300)
  • MANUFACTURING (15,000 total):  Eco-Industrial parks; flexible manufacturing networks; import replacement programs.
  • RECYCLING (9,700 total):  pickup (6,000); sorting (2,000); sales (150); collection of clean clothing and housewares and 'name-your-own-price' sales (1,500); landfill mining (50).
  • ECO-FINANCE (780 total):  green credit unions (30); networking local currency and barter programs (500), interest-free lending (500), PRAISE (50).
  • CRIMEFIGHTING (20 total):  It costs less to employ people than to jail them.  We solve crime directly by creating jobs that make it easy for people to honorably feed and house a family, in a city functional and beaufitul.  Philadelphia Praise Police (20) cite for constructive acts.
  • MEDIA (20 total):  neighborhood radio (20)

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