Siivouspäivä, which in Finnish language means ‘cleaning day’, is a day when flea markets and recycling spots take over the city streets. It turns the cities and neighborhoods into vivid secondhand flea markets.
A training programme in Le Mans, a city in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France, helps unemployed youth and workers employed in declining industries, mainly the automotive industry and its supply chain, to transfer their skills to new jobs in the wind energy sector.
The green sector in the UK is increasingly seen as an important source of growth for the country. In 2011/12, it directly employed nearly a million full-time staff. The sector is expected to create nearly half a million new jobs by 2020.
Since 2009, Green ministers in two of Belgium’s three Regions, Brussels and Wallonia, have been pushing hard for the development of so-called ‘Employment- Environment’ Alliances in a bid to create green jobs
A green job does not necessarily implies renewable energy sector, new technologies, etc. argues Green UK MEP Jean Lambert. It is about reduced impact on the environment, good working conditions and a decent income.
In the mid-1980s, 86% of energy in Navarra was not locally produced. But today a region that used to be highly dependent on imported fossil fuels with wildly fluctuating prices has instead become a leader in the generation of renewable energies.