From the Suzuki Foundation website (emphasis mine):
Green-collar jobs are good jobs. An overwhelming proportion of green stimulus spending involves relatively skilled jobs that are not subject to the boom and bust cyclical pattern of resource sector jobs.
The David Suzuki Foundation also had to lay off staff, for the first time in its 19-year history.
“We’re a well-known and successful and very carefully managed organization,” human resources director Marie-Claire Seebohm said from the foundation’s Vancouver headquarters. “So for us to be in this situation is, I think, an indication of how severe the crisis is for non-profit organizations generally.”
The weekly round up is in progress, and yes, I am up this early.