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Category: San Diego Green Jobs

Green Jobs Event to Take Place in San Diego on September 15

Om September 15 an event entitled San Diego CleanTech Beach:  Riding the Green Jobs and Economy Wave will take place in San Diego. This event is produced by Connell Whittaker Group LLC and is intended for those interested in green jobs and green economic development. The agenda for this program is:

5:30-6:00 pm Networking, Appetizers (Food and Beverages are free, included in ticket price)

6:00-6:20 pm Jacques Chirazi, Office of the Mayor of San Diego, Cleantech Program Manager:  "The CleanTECH San Diego Success Story and Jobs Outlook.  Updates on The New Biomimicry Initiative." •

6:20-6:40 pm  Bill Powers, P.E. Powers Engineering. Author, "San Diego Smart Energy 2020Distributed Generation Plan":  "Insights Into The California Plan for Green Job Growth, and Briefing on Distributed Energy

6:40-7:00 pm  Arun Kumar, MSEE, MBA, LEEP AP, and President, Global Renewable Energy & Power Inc.:  "Greening the Globe From The Web: Global Green Job Training and Job Creation From San Diego to India and Beyond"

7:00-7:30 pm  Emily Young, PhD:  "Findings from the San Diego Foundation Regional Clean Jobs Study, and Building Our Vision for the Future of the Region."

This program will take place at San Diego Environmental Services, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123.  You can learn more about this program and register here.

San Diego Green Career Pathways Fair to Take Place on August 1

San Diego Green Career Pathways Fair

The San Diego Green Career Pathways Fair is an event that will take place on August 1. This half-day program will bring together local providers of green educational, training and apprenticeship programs as well as non-profit organizations, trade and labor groups, career coaches and business leaders to talk with people interested in starting or transitioning to a green job.  It will also provide information on upcoming local green employment projects, including those funded by the federal stimulus legislation.

This event will take place from 1:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at the Price Center at UCSD (directions). This program is presented by Next Path, a San Diego career and workforce development company focused on green careers and sponsored by San Diego Renewable Energy Society, in collaboration with The San Diego Imperial Region Center of Excellence and The California Center for Sustainable Energy.

San Diego Green Jobs and Career Workshop to Take Place on April 21

On April 21st a San Diego Green Jobs and Career Workshop will take place.  This event is part of San Diego Earth Week and will provide job seekers with an opportunity to network with employers, discover educational resources, and learn about emerging business opportunities.  Presenters at this program will include:

  • Wendy Evers (San Diego State College of Extended Studies, Senior Director of Program Development) will give a presentation entitled "Green Jobs are the Wave of the Future" which will highlight how to translate your current skills into the new Green sector quickly and easily.
  • Paul Hannam (Founder, Bright Green Talent), will give a "Green Leadership in the Workplace" presentation and talk about emerging careers in the Green industry and what his company is doing.
  • Philip Gordon (Director, Center of Excellence, San Diego-Imperial Region, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District) is rolling out regional renewable job report and course offerings through local community colleges.
  • Glenn Croston (Author of 75 Green Businesses You Can Start To Make Money and Make a Difference) will share innovative business opportunites that are waiting for individuals to fill a niche.

This program will take place from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the City of San Diego Environmental Services Ridgehaven Building, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123.  Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 onsite.

Green Career Conference To Take Place in San Diego on April 25

Solar Living Institute

The Solar Living Institute will present a Green Career Conference in San Diego on Saturday, April 25th at San Diego State University (Arts and Letters Building). This event is co-sponsored by the San Diego Renewable Energy Society (SDRES). This all-day program will feature panels and other sessions designed to assist job seekers.

The registration fee for this conference is $175, with the following discounts available:

  • Students can receive a $100 discount by using code "sdstudent09" at checkout
  • Non-students can save $50 when purchasing a ticket by 4/18 (use coupon code "earlysd09" at checkout)

More information on this event is available at or 707-472-2450.

Green Job of the Day: Program Analyst, California Center for Sustainable Energy (San Diego, 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: Program Analyst
Organization: California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) 
Location: San Diego, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete announcement can be viewed viewed here and employment application can be downloaded from this page.

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The Program Analyst will form an integral part of CCSE’s renewable energy team, which provides incentives and other assistance to residents and businesses who install renewable energy systems. The Program Analyst will support the CSI Program Manager and other members of the CCSE renewable energy team and will play a vital role in CCSE’s official Program reporting, monitoring and evaluation and regional renewable energy installation tracking.  This position holds great potential for the right person to become extremely knowledgeable about renewable energy programs, the technologies they support and their various practical impacts.

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