Learn how to profit from the clean economy

January 16, 2012 by  

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is presenting a panel discussion entitled ‘Capitalizing on the clean economy’ at World Café Live on January 18 from 8-10:30 am. Tickets are $45 for members and $90 for non-members. Chamber members can also rent an exhibit table for $425.

The featured speaker at the discussion will be Kathleen McGinty and panellists will include Gary Green of Archer and Griener, Tara Hemmer of Waste Management of Pennsylvania and Ben Parvey of Blue Sky Power. These industry experts will be sharing their successes and will be giving advice on how your business or organization can become more environmentally friendly while reducing costs and appealing to their customers.

Many companies are already committed to the green, or clean, economy. In fact, “the Greater Philadelphia region ranks 5th among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas in clean jobs.” Clean jobs can be as simple as companies that have decided to become environmentally friendly in whatever they do. For example, printing companies all over the country, including Philadelphia, are switching to more environmentally friendly supplies such as vegetable-based inks and recycled paper. They are also making sure to properly dispose of any materials that can be harmful to the environment. It is only good business sense to be environmentally sensitive.

While many are afraid that the green economy will result in job losses and higher prices, this is not always the case. According to the Brookings Institute, the green economy currently employs over 2 million people. It seems that clean jobs are the future.