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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 12:08 am, Sat Apr 27, 2013.

Technology still might not have the capacity to save the world, but creating systems that can save energy and water has a beneficial side effect — good jobs at decent wages for people needing work. Getting trained to perform green jobs — making homes and businesses able to use less and produce more — is a smart way for job seekers to reinvent themselves.

The jobs are varied, too: solar technology, water management, biofuels, sustainable agriculture, home building and many more. They offer ways to make a living and a difference at the same time. What’s more, because it takes training and education to learn such skills, area colleges — smartly — are becoming centers to teach people the jobs of the future.

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