There were 3.1 million green jobs around the U.S. in 2010, according to new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Those jobs — which accounted for 2.4 percent of nation-wide employment that year — represented a diverse range of opportunities in renewable energy, efficiency, pollution control, resource conservation and education.
But what kind of impact are those jobs having on the ground? In order to capture the importance of this emerging sector, various organizations are putting together documentary-style shorts on the environmental and economic value of green jobs.
Climate Solutions has put together a great Solutions Stories series. The Center for American Progress is working on its own profile of green jobs in key states (with more to be released soon). And Green For All has rolled out a series of stories from cities around the country. There’s activity happening everywhere — it’s nearly impossible to capture all of it.
This latest Green For All video from Kansas City shows how grassroots much of the activity is, creating real jobs that create direct local benefits: