good jobs green jobs-conferenceThe Blue Green Alliance is sponsoring the  2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, which will be held May 4-6 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton. The event focuses on transforming ideas into action and revitalizing the nation by building a green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming and preserves America’s economic and environmental security.

“This year’s Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference comes at a pivotal time, as America is working to build a green economy,” said United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard. “Now, it’s time to ensure that we create good jobs that support our families and our communities — revitalizing the American economy and protecting the environment for future generations.”

The 2010 Conference will build on the success of the 2009 event in Washington, D.C., which brought together nearly 3,000 labor, environmental and business advocates to share ideas and strategies for building a new, green economy. The  conference  features speeches from Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, American Wind Energy Association CEO Denise Bode, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senators Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar, Debbie Stabenow, John Kerry and Jeff Merkley and United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner.  Additional speakers include: speakers, including Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, and many other elected and administration, labor and environmental and community leaders.

The Green Innovation Expo will showcase companies and organizations that are leaders from labor, industry, environment and academia and are charting the path toward growing the green economy and developing clean energy jobs.  The expo will feature a Green Career Center where employers can promote jobs, gather resumes and meet candidates face to face.

“The Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference brings together the stakeholders in a new, green economy, whether they are environmentalists, business leaders or workers,” said Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. “This year’s Conference will focus on taking those ideas and putting them to work across the United States.”

The 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference is coordinated by the Blue Green Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations.  The event features over 50 workshops and other events that are focused on addressing the economic and energy issues faced by people, communities and businesses across the United States.  View the entire Agenda of activities at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Web Site.  See a sampling below:

View the entire Agenda of activities at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Web Site.

*Green Economy Post is a Good Jobs Green Jobs media partner.

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine,, Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine,, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.

  • Rick Rybeck

    I applaud all those who are organizing this conference. Very important topic. There are a number of public policies that can be implemented to create economic incentives that favor green and sustainable development. Unfortunately, many of these policies are not well known. Hopefully, this conference can help educate community leaders and organizers so that these policy ideas can become reality.