U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to Speak at 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

An update to this prior post on the 2010 Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference — speakers at this year's event have been confirmed and include U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

The 2010 conference will feature three days of keynotes, plenary sessions, and workshops as well as special features including a Green Innovation Expo, which will showcase companies and organizations that are a part of the movement to grow the green economy and develop clean energy jobs.  For those seeking green jobs the conference will also feature a Green Career Center, in which Green Jobs Network (publisher of this blog) will be participating.

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2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference to Take Place in Washington, DC from May 4 – 6

Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

The 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference will take place from May 4 – 6 in Washington, DC.  This event will bring together key stakeholders – including union, environmental, business, and elected leaders – to share ideas and strategies for building the green economy.

The 2010 conference builds on successful events held in 2008 and 2009.  The 2008 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference took place in Pittsburgh and was attended by nearly 1,000 people. The 2009 conference attracted about 3,000 people and featured U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, then-Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, and Senators Amy Klobuchar, Debbie Stabenow, and Sherrod Brown.

The 2010 conference will feature three days of keynotes, plenary sessions, and workshops as well as special features including a Green Innovation Expo, which will showcase companies and organizations that are a part of the movement to grow the green economy and develop clean energy jobs.  For those seeking green jobs the conference will also feature a Green Career Center, in which Green Jobs Network will be participating.

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“Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference” to Take Place in Washington, DC from February 4 – 6

Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

The 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference will take place from February 4 – 6 in Washington, DC.  This event will provide a forum to share ideas and strategies for advancing a national green jobs movement — one that can address environmental issues and create robust economic opportunity.  There will be participation from a diverse range of sectors including labor, business, government, investment, the environment, public health, workforce development, and science & technology.

This will be second annual conference — the 2008 event was held in Pittsburgh, PA and drew approximately 1,000 attendees.

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“Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference” to Take Place in Pittsburgh from March 13-14

Earlier this week a national coalition of more than 80 organizations announced an upcoming conference entitled "Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference."  This conference will take place on March 13-14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is being coordinated by the Blue-Green Alliance, a partnership of the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club.

This event will provide a forum to share ideas and strategies for advancing a national green jobs movement — one that can address environmental issues and create robust economic opportunity.  There will be participation from a diverse range of sectors including labor, business, government, investment, the environment, public health, workforce development, and science & technology.  Conference speakers will include:

Conference panel sessions will cover topics including:

  • How Wind and Bio-fuels Are Rebuilding the Midwest
  • The Potential Growth of Biomass in Rural America 
  • Strategies for Rebuilding the Heartland with Clean Energy and Efficiency
  • Retooling Local Economic Development Planning: Commercializing Renewable Energy
  • The Reach of REACH
  • Creating Demand for Green Chemistry
  • From Brownfields to Green Cities: Creating Jobs While Cleaning Toxic Sites
  • Green Jobs Around the World
  • Renewable Energy Success Stories
  • Building Power; Bringing About Change
  • Green Jobs and the Domestic Auto Industry
  • The US Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement: Can Climate Protection Drive Job Creation?
  • The Relevance of Trade
  • Public Sector Investment
  • Jobs and State Global Warming Regulation
  • Creating Jobs Through Energy Efficiency

For complete information on this event, including registration, please visit http://www.greenjobsconference.org.