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Green Job of the Day: Fade to Green Program Manager, Green For All (Oakland, CA)

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

Job: Fade to Green Program Manager
Organization: Green For All
Location: Oakland, California

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

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Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green for All advocates for local, state and federal policies and funding for quality job creation, training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy.

The Fade to Green Program Manager is directly responsible for implementing the Fade to Green Program, Green for All’s campaign for green awareness and economic development of the African American community. The program includes community organizing, external communications, interaction with the business community, youth programs, and strategizing around recovery funds.

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The California Endowment to Present “Green Jobs, Healthy Communities: Building a Green-Collar Economy” on June 9

On June 9, The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities will present a program entitled Green Jobs, Healthy Communities: Building a Green-Collar Economy.  This program will feature a discussion with Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins (CEO, Green for All) and will be moderated by Darren Moore (Founder, Ecovations and Co-host, Alter Eco).

This program is free to the public (RSVP here) and begins at 6:00 pm at The California Endowment, Yosemite Hall, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (directions).  A coffee and dessert networking reception will take place following the program.

Van Jones to Serve as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in White House Council on Environmental Quality

Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), announced on Monday that Van Jones will serve as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.  CEQ coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.

Jones is the founder of Green For All, an national non-profit organization focused on creating green jobs in impoverished areas. He is also the co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change, and is the author of the 2008 New York Times best-seller, The Green Collar Economy

Jones has been a strong advocate for green jobs and participated in the recent White House Middle Class Task Force meeting on green jobs and has testified before Congress (videos below).  In his role at CEQ Jones will help to shape and advance the Obama Administration’s energy and climate initiatives, with a specific focus in improvements and opportunities for vulnerable communities.

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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:

INFORUM of The Commonwealth Club to Present Program “Van Jones and Senator Darrell Steinberg: Green for All” on July 24

World Affairs Council of Northern California

On Thursday, July 24, INFORUM of The Commonwealth Club will present a program Van Jones and Senator Darrell Steinberg: Green for All.  This program will present the following two speakers who will discuss the green collar job movement and the potential environmental and societal benefits of green economic development:

This event will take place starting at 6:30 pm (6:00 pm check-in) at the Blue Room of The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94105 (directions).  This program is $12 for members of The Commonwealth Club, $20 for non-members, and $7 for students (with valid ID).  This program is presented in association with the Environment and Natural Resources Member-Led Forum and is underwritten by 11th Hour Project. 

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