Maryland Ranks Seventh Nationally for Green Jobs
Green jobs in the state increased more than 18 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Green jobs accounted for 3.7 percent of jobs in Maryland in 2011, making the state's workforce the second greenest in the mid-Atlantic and the seventh greenest in the country, according to a recent report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Only the District of Columbia had a higher number of green jobs in the region.
More than 91,000 workers in Maryland held jobs producing green goods and services in 2011, representing an increase of 18.3 percent over 2010, according to MDBizNews.
MDBizNews lists the following criteria as requirements for industries to qualify as providers of green jobs:
- Create energy from renewable sources, such as wind, geothermal, solar, and hydropower.
- Improve energy efficiency, such as energy-efficient appliances or Smart Grid technologies.
- Support pollution reduction and removal, greenhouse gas reduction, and recycling and reuse.
- Conserve natural resources through activities such as organic agriculture or wildlife conservation.
- Support environmental compliance, education and training, and public awareness.
Do you think any Upper Marlboro businesses could be attributing to this number?