About Us

Creating Good Jobs, a Clean Environment, and a Fair and Thriving Economy

Too often, Americans are asked to choose between jobs and the environment. But as we face increasingly severe impacts of environmental challenges like climate change and adapt to an interconnected global economy, we can no longer choose one or the other. We believe we can and must choose both.
The BlueGreen Alliance unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to identify ways today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.
We are guided by the principle that we can no longer choose between good jobs and a clean environment—that the actions we take to create quality jobs and to protect working people and the environment must go hand-in-hand, and that together, we will build clean, thriving and fair economy.
Our efforts center on the immediate need to develop commonsense solutions that protect the environment and create and maintain quality, family-sustaining jobs across the economy. Our staff and supporters:
  • design public policies, perform research, and run public education and advocacy campaigns to advocate for practical solutions;
  • facilitate dialogue between environmentalists, union members and other stakeholders;
  • and educate America’s labor union members and environmentalists about the economic and environmental impacts of climate change and the job-creating opportunities of environmental protections.

Our work is centered around three key objectives:

Clean Jobs

Innovating, building and installing the clean economy—clean energy, energy efficiency, safe chemicals, and clean vehicles—is protecting the environment, creating quality jobs across the country, and ensuring the health of workers and the environment. Find out more about our work.

Clean Infrastructure

Repairing America’s infrastructure is a significant opportunity to create quality jobs. But it’s also an opportunity to rebuild these systems to protect the health of workers and communities, to reduce carbon and methane emissions, and to build a stronger, more resilient system for the future. Find out more about our work.

Fair Trade

We can only achieve a thriving and fair clean economy if our international trade and climate agreements raise standards for workers, consumers, and the environment. Find out more about our work.