Businesses, Chamber of Commerce
The transition towards a greener economy is an opportunity to create new sustainable jobs in all sectors. The growing interest in areas such as eco-tourism is an opportunity to create jobs locally while also protecting the environment. Recognising the popularity of the Camino routes on the Continent, and the very successful Westport-Achill and the newly-opened Castlebar-Turlough trails, constructing greenways in Galway could attract more walkers and cyclists and boost tourism.
Eco-construction and retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient is another area where green jobs can be created. Other transition-related commercial opportunities and businesses could include the production of local renewable energy, local food production, waste recycling, research, glass manufacturing, wool production, horse breeding, natural building companies, leather works, cloth nappy laundries, and alteration services.
GreenJobs Ltd., 78 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Green For All, Oakland, California, USA