Texas Green Jobs Guidebook Released by Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently released the Texas Green Jobs Guidebook. This free publication includes the following:

  • Profiles of more than 200 green jobs emerging or already available in Texas, including salary and educational requirements.
  • Resources for finding apprentice programs.
  • A user-friendly directory, reviewed by the Texas Workforce Commission, for all job seekers regardless of their current skill set.

You can download this guide (800K PDF) via this link.

Video and Reports from First Meeting of White House Middle Class Task Force

As previously reported, the first meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families ("Middle Class Task Force") took place on February 27th at the University of Pennsylvania and focused on green jobs.  A variety of materials from the meeting are available:

I. Video, Remarks, and Meeting Notes

A video of the meeting (the opening through the end of the first panel) is available via C-SPAN.

White House Middle Class Task Force Meeting #1 - Green Jobs 

Video coverage of the meeting has also been released by the White House:

Panel 1 – Green Jobs: What are They & How Can They Help the Middle Class
Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund; John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Progress; Van Jones, President and founder of Green for All

Panel 2 – Creating Green Opportunity: The Roles of Stakeholders
Governor Edward G. Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania; Mayor Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia; Leo Gerard, the International President of the Steelworkers of America; Cecilia Estolano, The Chief Executive Officer of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles; Mark Edlen, President of Gerding-Edlen, a Green Development

The White House has also made available Vice President Biden's opening remarks and blog notes documenting the meeting's proceedings.

II. Reports and Presentations

The following are reports and presentations that were made available at the meeting:

Green Job of the Day: Director – Online Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund (Washington, DC)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Director, Online Strategy
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Location: Washington, DC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete announcement is available here.

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We are seeking a proven visionary to define and develop the online strategies that will assist us in achieving our organizational objectives. This individual will ensure that the right content is delivered to the appropriate target audiences in the form in which they prefer to consume it. Partnering with key executives within the organization, the Director will conceive and direct communications initiatives that drive EDF's online strategy and effective utilization of the web.  This position will serve as the primary web content resource, advocate, and strategist for all EDF Program, Communications and executive staff.

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