“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.