03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Do Green Jobs Create Greener Americans?

Most "green job" training programs aim to teach low-income workers the job skills necessary to join the nascent clean-tech economy: energy-efficiency retrofitting, wind turbine maintenance, brownfield remediation, and so forth.

PhotoSolar Richmond "I'm getting greener," declared one recent graduate of a San-Francisco area program that trains solar panel technicians.

But do these programs train low-income individuals to become environmentalists, too?

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