White House Middle Class Task Force to Focus on Green Jobs at May 26 Meeting in Denver

The White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families ("Middle Class Task Force") will hold its fourth meeting on May 26 in Denver, Colorado with a focus on "Building a Strong Middle Class Through a Green Economy."  This meeting is a follow-up to the first meeting of the Task Force, which took place on February 27 in Philadelphia and focused on green jobs.

Administration officials expected to attend today's event include Vice President Biden (Chair of Task Force), Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

This meeting will be held at 2 pm at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. According to the Denver Post, tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 am in the Elevation Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver.

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New Jersey Green Jobseekers Networking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Fair to Take Place on May 21

The first New Jersey Green Jobseekers Networking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Fair will take place on May 21.  This event, part of the 2009 Green Ventures Conference, will provide job seekers and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to learn about sustainable initiatives in New Jersey and network with business leaders.

"The goal of the green jobs networking session is to inspire people to shape and participate in new ventures and partnerships that are driving the new green economy," according to Conference chair Jonathan Cloud, director of the Sustainable Business Incubator. "It's a resource for anyone seeking to develop projects, discuss solutions and launch new initiatives."

This event is free and open to the public and will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ.  For more information, or to participate in this portion of the event, please contact Robb Kushner at 973-763-8844.

New York City Green Jobs Summit to Take Place on June 3

A New York City Green Jobs Summit will take place on June 3rd.  This event will feature a panel session where speakers will discuss topics including what are green jobs, where they can be found, and the skills and training needed for these opportunities.  Panelists will include:

  • Catherine Barton, Co-founder Spec It, GreenPinwheel Studio 
  • Stephen Del Percio, Esq., LEED AP and blogger – greenbuildingsNYC 
  • Neil Chambers, Architect, LEED AP, MFA, contributor TreeHugger
  • Representative from NYSERDA 
  • Jane Tabachnick, Green Marketer and blogger – myRepurposedLife (moderator)

This event will take place from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, 7th Ave @ 27th Street, New York, NY.  Tickets are $15. For more information:

Idealist.org Chicago Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on May 19

Idealist.org will be holding a Chicago Nonprofit Career Fair on May 19 at the University of Minnesota.  This event is hosted by Roosevelt University and co-sponsored by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago.  Approximately 60 organizations will be participating in this event, which is free for job seekers.

This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Roosevelt University in the 2nd floor of the Auditorium building at 430 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

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Greening Your Career Forum to Take Place on May 19

Acterra will present a program entitled Greening Your Career Forum on Tuesday, May 19.  This event will feature a presentation by Dr. Carol McClelland (Founder, Green Career Central) and a panel session with speakers who will share insights into how they obtained their green jobs:

  • Emy Mendoza – Zero Waste Planner, City of San Jose
  • Walker Kellogg – Project Engineer, Energy Technology Infrastructure, Salas O'Brien Engineers
  • Kate Latham - Home Consultant, HomeZ
  • David Wiley – Supervising Environmental Planner, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Birgit Rodstein – Global Account Director, CEVA Logistics

This program will also introduce Acterra's Be the Change program, a year-long leadership training course that helps people green their careers.

This event will take place from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Symantec VCafe, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA.  Tickets are $20 for Acterra members or $30 for the general public if registering in advance. Tickets are $40 at the door.  For more information:

“Starting a Career in Clean Tech” To Take Place on May 11

The MIT Club of Northern California and HBS Association of Northern California will present a program entitled Starting a Career in Clean Tech on May 11th. This program will highlight different clean technology career paths and provide information on how job seekers' existing skills can be applied to these opportunities.  This event will feature the following panelists:

  • Anne Feldhausen – Hewlett Packard Marketing Manager for Green Business Technology Initiative
  • Mamoon Hamid – Principal at U.S. Venture Partners specializing in Clean Tech
  • Samir Kaul – Partner at Khosla Ventures
  • Mark Ostrau – Partner, Fenwick and West, member of  Technology Transactions Group

This event is open to the public and will take place from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Fenwick and West, 801 California St, First Floor, Mountain View, CA 94041.  The cost is $25 for members and $45 for non-members.  Pre-registration is required for this event. No cancellations/refunds 72 hours prior to event. Light appetizers will be served.

INFORUM of The Commonwealth Club to Present “Getting Your Green Dream Job” on January 26, 2009

INFORUM Division of The Commonwealth Club of California

On Monday, January 26, 2009 the INFORUM division of The Commonwealth Club of California will present a program entitled Getting Your Green Dream Job.  This program will include a panel presentation and career fair featuring employers and organizations that offer career development resources for individuals interested in careers that focus on environmental or social responsibility. 

This event will take place starting at 6:00 pm (5:30 pm check-in) at The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94105 (directions).  This program is free for Commonwealth Club members, $18 for non-members, and $7 for students (with valid ID).

Update: This event has occured and a wrap-up is available.

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All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair to Take Place on March 6, 2009

An All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair will be taking place on March 6, 2009 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Columbia University Law Library in New York City. 

This event is a collobaration of the eight Ivy League schools (Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University) and is intended to provide an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students to discuss internships and permanent (full-time) career opportunities with employers in areas such as:

  • Environmental science
  • Civil, biological, environmental, mechanical, chemical, and agricultural engineering
  • Ecology, ecosystems, and biodiversity
  • Forest science and management
  • Industrial environmental management
  • Environmental policy, economics, and law
  • Urban ecology
  • City, regional and environmental planning and design
  • Watershed science, policy, and management
  • Community development
  • Natural resources
  • Biological sciences
  • International development
  • Plant and agricultural sciences
  • Earth and atmospheric sciences

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Idealist.org Minneapolis Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on April 14, 2009

Idealist.org will be holding a Minneapolis Nonprofit Career Fair on April 14, 2009 at the University of Minnesota.  This event is co-hosted by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minnesota's Private Colleges Career Consortium (MPCCC), the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association (MCUCSA), and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

This career fair will be taking place in collaboration with the Working for Change conference and will also include free information sessions that will provide nonprofit career advice. 

This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the University of Minnesota in the Coffman Memorial Union at 300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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Idealist.org Boston Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on February 24, 2009

Idealist.org will be holding a Boston Nonprofit Career Fair on February 24, 2009 at Boston University.  This event is hosted by the Boston University Community Service Center and is free for individuals to attend.

This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd Floor of the Sherman Union, at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, at Boston University.

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