Two Simple Green Changes for Jobs for Youth
These changes are very doable and are relatively easy and cheap to implement.
Two Simple Green Changes for Jobs for Youth:
Youth Climate Caucus: Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference
Briefing: Youth Climate: Green Jobs, Clean Futures
A vertical farm in Singapore.
A worker at a vertical farm in Singapore.
A vertical farm.
A vertical farm.
CNN reports on a vertical farm in Singapore.
Columbia Prof. Dickson Despommier explains vertical farming in a TED talk.
* Green Jobs for a Green Future
From the Rising Sun Energy Center in California to the Kibera Youth Community Programme in Kenya to the Energy and Resources Institute in India, green-jobs programs for youth are proliferating and succeeding around the world.
We know that we need to switch to renewable energy. And we know that the switch creates new jobs. We just need to do it on a larger scale.
* Farm in the City, Jobs in the City
Could vertical farms in cities solve the youth unemployment crisis? A return to local agriculture could be the answer.
Who does this idea benefit, who are the main players and what's in it for them?
This proposal benefits both those without jobs as well as those with low-paying jobs. Plus, wherever these policies are implemented people in the local communities will benefit by having access to fresher and more affordable fruits and vegetables. And, if implemented in combination with out carbon-mitigating policies, everyone around the world will benefit from the abatement of climate change and the security of a stable climate.
How is your idea specifically increasing access to employment opportunities and pathways for young people?
The combination of these two solutions will spur the creation of millions of jobs, particularly for youth, all while greening the economy and abating climate change.
What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?
These ideas already are working on a small local scale. It's time for them to be implemented on a national and international scale.
What skills, input or guidance are you keen to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?
Wo wants to work on it?
How do you envision your idea being implemented?
I'm more throwing the idea out there to inspire potential implementers