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