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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

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Green Job Campaign Eyes Growth in Minnesota

July 25, 2008

St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of environmental and labor activists from across Minnesota are expected to rally this weekend in St. Paul. The Green Jobs Rally Sunday at St. Paul College is part of the effort by the Blue-Green Alliance to promote a greening of the state's employment landscape.

Organizer Joshua Low says the goal is to build an economy on clean, well-paying jobs.

"We know that we can create over 18,000 renewable energy manufacturing jobs in Minnesota. That's why hundreds of Minnesotans are going to be joining together with labor and community and environmental leaders to rally for green jobs: to put Minnesotans back to work and to solve global warming."

Low says a "green-collar job" is a blue-collar job that helps reduce global warming.

"For instance, installing a wind turbine, installing solar panels on someone's house, or doing an energy-efficiency retrofit to a building are all green jobs, as is producing all of the products it's going to take for the green economy. All these jobs together will achieve the goal of reducing carbon dioxide significantly. We can solve global warming and at the same time put thousands of Minnesotans back to work."

Low says the rally will includes several political and labor speakers as well as music, displays and what's being billed as the "largest human wind turbine" ever seen in Minnesota.

The Blue-Green Alliance advocates partnership between state and local governments, business and labor and community leaders. The group is calling upon public officials and decision makers of both parties to reinvigorate the economy through investments in clean, renewable energy.

The Sunday event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint Paul College.

Jim Wishner/Don Mathisen, Public News Service - MN