Wall-Mart, of all imaginable stakeholders, has announced its plans to create a Green Jobs Council, to facilitate greening its own organization and its supply chain.

Wall-Mart will “push its members to embrace further sustainability and green training programs, as well as lobby government to offer incentives to drive green job creation.” 

You know you’re in the twilight zone when the largest retailer on earth is touting green collar jobs as a fix for the ailing US (and global) economic woes: “Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs and government relations at Wal-Mart argued that an increase in clean tech investment as part of a concerted programme for creating green collar jobs is essential to reviving the US economy.

“At Wal-Mart we believe that by bringing these companies together and working collaboratively, we can develop a larger green job workforce in this country.”