GREEN FILES: Solar Powered Water Heaters in Michigan

Sara Eagle is President of UAW Local 1002 in Michigan. She works at a production facility building solar and EnergyStar water heaters.

November 24, 2009

Greenfile-SaraEagleSara Eagle is President of UAW Local 1002 in Michigan. She works at a production facility building solar and EnergyStar water heaters.

Here’s what Sara says about why she feels it’s important that she works in a green job:

“As the president of my local and the mother of a 5 year old daughter, I would like to leave her and other children in the best shape I can. I want her to be able to see all of the beautiful things around us. Professionally, I would like to be competitive in all industries and I would like less pollution in the environment. As UAW members we try to make the whole world a better place not just in our own backyards.”

The “Building the Clean Assembly Line” report by BlueGreen Alliance shows that Michigan can create 34,777 clean energy manufacturing jobs if we adopt a nationwide Renewable Electricity Standard of 25 percent by 2025. Workers like Sara Eagle will get opportunities for good paying jobs, while helping to leave a better environment for future generations.