Green Economy

The green economy is the segment of economic activity that results from investment in efforts to improve the environment and use resources more efficiently.  This includes activities that reduce energy consumption, the development of clean technology, the use of new technology like hybrid/electric vehicles or the creation of a local food system.  New careers and new skills in established careers, like wind turbine installation specialist or new training for auto mechanics who work on hybrid/electric vehicles are an important component of the green economy.    

Champaign Growing Greener Sustainability Plan - Green Economy Goals

Goal 1:  Improve access to resources that will build a workforce ready to participate in the green economy.  

Goal 2:  Build the local green economy.