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April 05, 2013

Cats Facts: Green Jobs Mean Big Bucks

Cats, again! This week has been a good run for our favorite companion animals and their accompanying green tidings. (Feel free to debate "favorite" in the comments.) 

From a fluff ball and EVs to a lean kitty and big savings, to a tabby who doesn't give a shale about oil, we've carried the April Fools' fun through to the weekend.

A final word from our feline overlords:

Cat fact_green jobs

 

Just the facts:

What could shifting funds to greener pastures look like? Instead of building and expanding roads, green jobs include building and expanding mass transit, and increasing existing buildings' energy efficiency. 

As journalist David Owen explains in his book Green Metropolis, the savviest solutions aren't always the sexiest. For instance: living in smaller homes (or better, apartments), instead of garnishing 1,000-square-foot-and-up houses with new "green" gadgets;  not expanding roads or easing traffic congestion, which just make driving easier and more appealing in the long run, no matter the short-term idling waste. 

We all know a growing population and spiking energy demand, along with myriad other factors, require major shifts in how we live. Fingers crossed we facilitate the infrastructure for a better future in time. Otherwise (or either way), meet you outside of my Earthship.

 

HS_Mackenzie_BLOG Mackenzie Mount is an editorial intern at Sierra. She's cleaned toilets at Yellowstone National Park and studied sustainable cooking at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas. She has a dog.

 

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--cat image courtesy of istockphoto/GlobalP

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