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Sustainable Business: “Green-Collar” Economics in Indiana

Sustainable business practices seek to minimize their environmental footprint. But they’re beginning to leave an economic footprint in Indiana. The nation’s largest geothermal heating and cooling system is being built in Muncie, moving many workers toward “green-collar” jobs. But What turns a white-collar or blue-collar job into a “green-collar” job?

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  • Benjamin Schultz- Senior Lectuer for IU’s Kelley School of Business. Schultz is currently working with the city of Bloomington to develop a sustainable business model.
  • Melinda Seader- owner of World Wide Automotive Service. World Wid Automotive opened in 1995 and aims to maintain a sustainable business model.
  • Pam Fisher- the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s director of regulatory affairs

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