At the forefront of the state's effort to create good 21st century jobs and protect workers' rights, the Wisconsin BlueGreen Alliance is working with labor unions, environmental organizations and companies throughout the Wisconsin to create good jobs through investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other 21st century industries.
Union members across the country know the importance of giving back. That's why IBEW Local 158 members recently volunteered their time to install solar panels at the Boys and Girls Club in Green Bay, Wisconsin — a move that will save the Club $400 a year.
The BlueGreen Alliance recently stopped by Green Bay School District in Wisconsin to talk to staff and contractors about the energy efficiency projects that District has done to conserve energy, create local jobs and save taxpayer dollars.
Thanks to a series of energy efficiency improvement projects, the Green Bay Public School District in Wisconsin has saved an estimated 46.5 million-kilowatt hours of energy, million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and $9.7 million.
Chuck Porter, a member of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2-232 in Milwaukee, WI, is taking the initiative to move to cleaner energy by installing solar panels on his roof and a solar hot water heater.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 158 in Green Bay, Wisconsin is training workers in the skills they need to safely and correctly install solar energy projects.
The upcoming 54.5 mpg standards promise to bolster the strong automobile recovery we are seeing today. Check out the chart and graphics with state-by-state numbers.
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in the 1970's, but America still knows very little about the safety of the chemicals we use everyday. These USW members want the Safer Chemicals Act so we can be safe at work and at home.