The 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:
- Can Green Jobs Solve the Biggest Employment Crisis Since the Great Depression?
- Growing a (Sustainable Energy Economy) Industry
- How Renewable Energy Industries Are Creating Markets for Steel, Aluminum, and Other Metals
- Improving America’s Energy Security: The Role of Veterans in Green Jobs
Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs
- Chinese Investments in the Clean Energy Sector are Outpacing the U.S: How the U.S. Can Use Innovation, Markets and Other Tools to Compete
- Strategies for Building Your State’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Sector
- What and Where Are Green Jobs?
- Department of Labor Funded Partnerships: Training Workers for the Clean Energy Economy
- Social Investment: Capitalizing the Green Jobs Movement
- The State and Local Labor Movements: Fighting Climate Change and Building the Clean Energy Economy from the Bottom Up
- Building Better Cities: Green Construction for a Cleaner Environment and a More Equitable Economy
- A Win-Win Proposition: How Green Buildings Create Jobs, Reduce Environmental Impacts and Save Operating Costs
Clean Transportation and Good Jobs: Building America’s Transportation Manufacturing Sector
- Manufacturing Recovery: Using the Recovery Act to Scale Up Clean Energy Manufacturing –
- Women in Green: Helping Women Navigate Green Career Pathways
- Investing Workers’ Capital in Green Jobs: How Responsible Pension Fund Investments Can Build Clean Energy, Green Construction & Sustainable Industries
- When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Approaches to Local Green Job Development
- Financing Equitable Development To Enable Green-Collar Job Creation
- Rebuilding the Auto Industry: Domestic Tires, Domestic Autos Infrastructure and Job Creation: A Priority for Urban AmericaGreener Skills and Greener Standards: A Status Report on the State of Green Job Training
- Financial Strategies for Building the Green Economy: The Basics
View the entire Agenda of activities at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Web Site.
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