Tag: BlueGreen Alliance

When labor unions and environmentalists work together, we ALL win with more & better jobs and a cleaner planet

When labor unions and environmentalists work together, we ALL win with more & better jobs and a cleaner planet

The following post was contributed by my good friend Frank Houston. Frank is the Michigan Regional Program Manager of the BlueGreen Alliance, a group that encompasses a variety of progressive values: labor, environmental, and political action. For this reason, it’s a group that I’m happy to share this platform with. The gains made in federal environmental policy under the Obama […]

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GUEST POST: Gov. Snyder and lawmakers urged to take steps to meet EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan

GUEST POST: Gov. Snyder and lawmakers urged to take steps to meet EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan

This guest post was written by Sue Browne, Regional Program Manager for the BlueGreen Alliance. On Tuesday at the Michigan AFL-CIO offices in Lansing, labor and environmental leaders called on Governor Snyder and state and local lawmakers to take the lead in crafting a flexible state plan to help Michigan meet its emissions reduction targets, as laid out in EPA’s […]

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GUEST POST: Michiganders are paying more every year to clean up severe weather

GUEST POST: Michiganders are paying more every year to clean up severe weather

The following guest post is by Sue Browne, Regional Programs Manager for the BlueGreen Alliance in Michigan. Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog. It’s hard to believe that last year’s bad weather cost taxpayers like you and I around $277 million in damages across the state—a $67 million increase from the year before. Had our infrastructure been better […]

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BlueGreen Alliance launches “Repair America” campaign to repair crucial national infrastructure while creating jobs

BlueGreen Alliance launches “Repair America” campaign to repair crucial national infrastructure while creating jobs

Last week, the BlueGreen Alliance announced the launch of its “Repair America” campaign designed to push action on repairing crucial national infrastructure across the country and create thousands of valuable jobs in the process. The BlueGreen Alliance is a partnership of labor and environmental groups working to expand the number of jobs in the renewable energy sector. Over 100 people […]

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Green jobs conference coming to Detroit – Guest post by former Congressman Mark Schauer

Green jobs conference coming to Detroit – Guest post by former Congressman Mark Schauer

Green jobs ARE good jobs


I have written before(HERE and HERE) about former Congressman Mark Schauer’s involvement with the BlueGreen Alliance and his role as the national co-chair for their Jobs21! initiative. Mark has graciously agreed to write a guest post about an upcoming conference in Detroit that will focus on building jobs and employment in the green energy sector.

Enjoy.

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Michigan labor & environmental leaders unite to fight efforts to weaken environmental protections

Michigan labor & environmental leaders unite to fight efforts to weaken environmental protections

Environmentalists & unions – not-so-strange bedfellows Last week in Lansing, Michigan, leaders from labor and environmental groups around the country gathered to show a united front in their opposition to efforts by Republicans in Congress to weaken environmental protections. As John Walke at the National Resources Defense Council wrote about last fall, the drumbeats are incessant: The week of October […]

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INTERVIEW: Former U.S. Congressman Mark Schauer from the BlueGreen Alliance

INTERVIEW: Former U.S. Congressman Mark Schauer from the BlueGreen Alliance

Former MI-07 Congressman Mark Schauer rode the Democratic tidal wave into office in 2008, defeating “The Original Tea Partier” Tim Walberg, only to be sent packing by a fickle MI-07 electorate in 2010. Since his defeat that put Walberg (eww) back in office, Schauer has stayed involved in politics and now works with the BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) as the national […]

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Mark Schauer gets a big boost from Sierra Club and Blue-Green Alliance

Mark Schauer gets a big boost from Sierra Club and Blue-Green Alliance

The Sierra Club and the BlueGreen Alliance are teaming up to send 160,000 of campaign literature to voters in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District urging them to support Congressman Mark Schauer over his opponent Tim Walberg in the upcoming midterm election. According to their press release, there are four pieces being sent, each focusing “on Walberg’s reliance on foreign oil that […]

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