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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Definitions for green-collar

  1. noting or pertaining to workers, jobs, or businesses that are involved in protecting the environment or solving environmental problems.
  2. a green-collar worker. Also, green collar.

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Citations for green-collar
At a time when private sector money is flowing into cleantech at record pace, the only thing the three remaining presidential candidates can agree on is the need for the government to invest in green-collar jobs to revive the economy, ensure national security, and clean up the environment. , "Daniel Gross: Bernanke's Plan to Stop the Next Economic Bubble," Newsweek, May 20, 2008
The panel ... focused on how the public sector can create "green-collar" jobs such as installing solar panels and retrofitting inefficient buildings .... Michael Burnham, "Author-activist tapped as White House 'green' jobs adviser," New York Times, March 10, 2009
Origin of green-collar
Green-collar entered English in the early 1990s. It’s based on the model of blue-collar and white-collar, with the green element coming from the sense “environmentally sound or beneficial.”