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Spotlight on Cleantech Open's Work in the Water Sector

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We’ve probably all heard stories about people, mostly women, walking miles to gather water for their daily needs—often putting themselves in danger of attack by wild animals like crocodiles or even unscrupulous humans. It happens every day all over the world. But have you ever stopped to consider that after all that time and work spent just to collect and retrieve the water, that it is often contaminated with pollutants and fecal matter that is very likely to make those people sick? Clean water is a necessity for life and yet 1 in 10 people around the...

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New Year Message from CTO Executive Director Ian Foraker

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Cleantech (Open) at the tipping point

By many accounts, cleantech is at the tipping point.  Wind and solar have already become the most economical source of electricity in many markets, competing head on head with traditional fossil sources. Batteries will soon reach a similar threshold.  And other clean technologies are not far behind. Clean technologies are coming of age as we approach one tipping point after another. Beyond the tipping point—rapid, mainstream deployment that will build a new 21st century economic infrastructure, all driven by the power...

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What are Green Collar Jobs?

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Green%20Collar%20Jobs%20and%20book_a090.Automation is impacting many skilled and unskilled job roles in America and combined with the globalization of our economy, blue collar jobs, particularly  in manufacturing, are rapidly becoming an occupation of the past. This is where green collar jobs and the new clean  economy comes into play in driving the future of the American economy. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines “green  jobs” as jobs in which workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources....

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