Green Jobs Program

By focusing on work related to either preventing or adapting to climate change, we can expand opportunities in the green sector for blue-collar workers in communities that we seek to empower. Green For All defines green-collar jobs as "well-paid, career track jobs that contribute directly to preserving or enhancing environmental quality. If a job improves the environment, but doesn’t provide a family-supporting wage or a career ladder to move low-income workers into higher-skilled occupations, it is not a green-collar job."

Our work in promoting clean energy led to our first effort to target jobs for residents of environmental justice communities on the Sunset Reservoir solar project and the beginning of our "Green Jobs for Communities" campaign.

Brightline Advocates More Jobs for Women; Expansion of Solar Access
Posted Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Early on April 11, the sound of swinging hammers rang out from the Bay Area's first all-women green construction training class. Women Build is a unique program created by Rising Sun Energy Center that prepares low-income women for long-term career pathways in construction. Programs like Women Build are essential to a...
GreenFinanceSF and Job Training Program Create New Local Clean Energy Economy
Posted Mon, Apr 27, 2015
GreenFinanceSF and Job Training Program Create New Local Clean Energy Economy

April 24, 2015 - Spring 2015 both heralded the launch of San Francisco's GreenFinanceSF program and offered a new, exciting workforce development model for the burge...
San Francisco Solar Back On Track?
Posted Wed, Mar 16, 2011
State Ruling Overrules San Francisco’s Controversial Sunset Reservoir Decision, Clearing The Way To Resurrect City Solar Projects

(Photo by Getty Images)

March 16, 2011, San Francisco, CA—The so-called Greenest City In The Country has withered on the vine ever since a much-criticized decisio...
Green Jobs Reality Check At Sunset Reservoir
Posted Tue, Jul 06, 2010
San Francisco Bayview Article By Brightline's Joshua Arce Highlights The Challenges Of Building An All-Inclusive Green Economy And The Lessons Of The Sunset Reservoir Solar Project

July 6, 2010, San Francisco, CA—Brightline Executive Director Joshua Arce has penned an article entitled "Green Jobs Reality Check ...
San Francisco to Rewrite Water System Jobs Agreement
Posted Thu, May 06, 2010
SFPUC Preference for Non-Bay Area Workers Causes San Francisco Supervisors To Take Action

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Wednesday, May 6, 2010--It turns out that claims of San Francisco's participation on jobs created by the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Project (WSIP) were wildly exaggerated. At a Board of Sup...


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Green Jobs For Communities
Working to create green employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged residents, particularly in communities historically burdened by dirty power plants.

Green For All

Sunset Reservoir Solar Campaign
· Mon, Jun 01, 2009

The $45 Million Sunset Reservoir Solar Project
· Fri, Apr 10, 2009

Women Lagging In Clean Technology Hiring
Posted Sat, Aug 14, 2010
(San Francisco Examiner)

Sunset Reservoir Solar Plan Meets Green Goals
Posted Tue, May 05, 2009
(SF Chronicle)

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