Jan 15, 2013
The greencollar job index was published this week with some concerning statistics – not so much for the state of green job advertising in Australia, but more so for the overall economy.
Since we began collating employment advertising data in early 2010 we have seen the typical seasonal swings that are clearly [...]
Green Jobs have continued a modest growth gain against the wider employment market, however, like the rest of the employment market there are concerning signs of vulnerability.
The key statistic to look for this month though has nothing to do with green jobs. It is the alarming drop in internet job advertising in the [...]
In case you missed it, the carbon tax was introduced on July 1st, and clearly the green job market is already seeing the benefit. Green job ads have increased by 14% just since June, a significant jump considering the recent 3-month slump. After the record leap in February, growth slowed and then declined, but as [...]
Is locally grown food an imperative in your personal and workplace sustainability goals? Are you keen to learn how to grow your own food despite living in an urban environment? At Green Collar, we are bringing urban food growing into our sustainability conversation with you, helped by Cityfood Growers. This Brisbane based business plays an [...]
The attached document is a research report authored by Sarah Galvin, working with Greencollar Talent. The idea for this report initially came from a conversation around what government policies would be the most cost effective in creating green jobs. As the discussion became more indepth we quickly discovered analysing the entire green job market would [...]
Recent BBC and DNAinfo articles discuss New York’s latest attempts to bring green technology into a highly industrialized city. Rather than competing with the already overwhelming skyscrapers, scientists intend to utilize the only other available space: underground.
Co-founded by Dan Barasch and James Ramsey, the underground park project has already found an ideal location. The [...]
The concept of building eco-cities (environmentally-friendly, sustainable cities) has grown in popularity with the spread of the green movement. China in particular has led the way towards achieving this goal.
Most recently, China has been developing an eco-city in Tianjin, near Beijing. The project was started in 2008 and is scheduled to be completed in [...]
As the final countdown to Australia’s carbon pricing program begins, speculation mounts. Many support the cause but fear the consequences of carbon pricing on the economy and their own wallets. While such mistrust is understandable, a recent US report champions carbon pricing and is a beacon of optimism and hope amidst Australia’s controversy. Could it [...]
GreenJob advertising has had a moderate decline in ad numbers for the month of June – approximately 1% less than registered in May. This is consistent with the overall decline in employment advertising economy wide which also suffered a 1% decline.
Given the relatively small changes it is difficult to draw any major conclusions, however [...]
Tesla S Series
Car makers and media commentators have been talking up the imminent arrival of the Electric Vehicle (EV) market for years, yet for consumers the available options to date have been very limited, with most choices being either painfully expensive, or painfully ugly.
The biggest challenge in the [...]