An incredible idea, the BlueGreen Alliance brings together – by their own admissions, this evening – beer drinkers and tree huggers.
The United Steel Workers and the Sierra Club have made a pact to work together for good jobs, a clean environment and a safer world.
Their goal in Ohio is job growth in renewable energy and in component manufacturing for such renewables as wind turbines. An analysis shows that this state could see an increase of $3.6 billion in investments, and nearly 23,000 jobs, if the nation makes a commitment to accelerate renewable energy development.
The projections for Cincinnati’s county, Hamilton, sees $222 million in investment, and a gain of 1,500 jobs.
My friend Susan Knight of the Sierra Club called together both unions and environmentalists this evening at the LEED certified building at the Zoo. It is inspiring to see the results of her work. And the solid possiblities coming out of this collaborative effort.