As people look to not only create new technologies but to also help the planet, the world of green jobs has increased greatly over the past few years.
These green technology jobs were the focus of a recent career fair at Oregon State University, according to the Corvallis Gazette Times.
"It's absolutely a cutting-edge industry," Debby Gremmels, the marketing and sales representative of EcNow Tech, one of the companies at the fair, told the news source. "It's the place to go - it's where we're going."
The director of the university's Green Career Day, Doug Cochran, told the news source that a recent poll found that 92 percent of students in the school want to work for a green company.
There has been increased talk about green jobs on the East Coast as well. According to the New York Daily News, Mothers on the Move and the Urban Justice Center, community groups in the South Bronx, urged the New York City Housing Authority to create green jobs.
"Green jobs are a win-win," Nova Strachan, an organizer for Mothers on the Move, told the news source. "People that live in public housing need jobs, and our public housing developments need repairs."