Eucalyptus Magazine to Present Green Careers Expo in Cupertino on April 15

Eucalyptus Magazine

On April 15, Eucalyptus Magazine will present a Green Careers Expo.  This event, sponsored by Kimpton Hotels, 94.5 KBAY, and MIX 106.5, will feature speakers and exhibitors highlighting different aspects of the green job sector. 

This event is free if you register in advance ($10 at the door) and will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cypress Hotel, 10050 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014.  Exhibitors will include:

  • Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Bastyr University
  • Bauman College
  • Cheetah Learning
  • Devry University
  • Dominican University of California
  • Five Branches University
  • Golden Gate University
  • GreenCareersCentral.com – Carol McClelland, Ph.D
  • Green Jobs Network
  • Rudolf Steiner College
  • Sustainable Silicon Valley

Speakers will include: 

Joey Shepp
Director of Green MBA Programs at Dominican University
What employers are looking for and how to position yourself to become an effective agent for the new economy.

Jim Cassio
Author of Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
How to find a career that is in sync with your values.

Richard Seireeni
Author of The Gort Cloud
Turn your passion into a valuable skill! How to transform your current job, influence your team and convince your company to be green.

Opportunity for Free Exhibit Hall Pass to Intersolar North America 2011 (July 12-14, San Francisco)

Intersolar North America 2008

Intersolar North America will take place from July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  This event, held in conjunction with SEMICON West, is a trade show and conference focusing on photovoltaics, solar thermal technology, and solar architecture.

Intersolar North America will include informative conference sessions and exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors.  Until April 25 you can obtain a free exhibit hall pass by registering here.

[cross posted from Green VC]

San Francisco Green Festival to Include “Tips for Your Green Job Search” Session on April 9 (Free Event)

Leonard Adler, Founder of Green Jobs Network (publisher of this blog) will be presenting a session on "Tips for Your Green Job Search" at the upcoming San Francisco Green Festival.  This session will take place on April 9 at 4:00 pm in the Green Business Pavilion and additional information is available here.

Thanks to our friends at Green America, readers of Green Collar Blog can receive compilmentary admission to the San Francisco Green Festival by downloading a free ticket via this link.

Green Jobs & Entrepreneurship Fair is February 16 (Discount Available)

The Green Jobs & Entrepreneurship Fair is an event taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area in February that is designed to provide information, resources, and networking opportunities for job seekers and entrepreneurs who are interested in social or environmental responsibility.  It will include panel sessions and a Resource Fair with employers, education & training institutions, and organizations serving the entrepreneur community.  This program is organized by Green Jobs Network (which also publishes this blog) and is sponsored by the recruiting firm Redfish Technology.

This event will take place at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley, California on February 16th from 1:30 – 5:30 pm.  This event will be immediately followed by East Bay Green Drinks from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.  A couple of offers are available for readers of Green Collar Blog:

  1. A limited number of tables are available to organizations that would like to participate in the Resource Fair.  Interested organizations should send an e-mail to events [at] greenjobs.net
  2. Attendees can receive 50% off tickets (use code "greencollar")

Additional event information and registration is available at http://www.greenopportunitiesfair.com/

Green Job of the Day: Marketing Associate, Cleantech Open (Redwood City, 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: Marketing Associate
Organization: Cleantech Open
Location: Redwood City, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The application deadline is September 5, 2010.

[start excerpt]

The Cleantech Open is a non-profit that finds, funds and fosters entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A small, enthusiastic staff based in Redwood City, California works with hundreds of volunteers across the country to run the world’s largest clean technology business competition.

We are currently seeking a Marketing Associate to join the communications and marketing team. This position will be on a full-time volunteer, trial basis for 30-90 days, followed by an evaluation for longer-term employment.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Social media management, including creating and updating Twitter content, posts on Facebook and monitoring press hits
  • Assistance with writing newsletters and sending html emails to the newsletter list and specific groups
  • Communication with partners regarding publicity of events and network outreach
  • Recruitment and coordination of volunteer calling, emailing and event outreach campaigns for marketing large events
  • Active participation in planning meetings, including contributing ideas and suggestions
  • Organization of Cleantech Open information, including contact information and deadlines
  • Updating and editing of the Web siteperformance.

[end excerpt]

Deadline for Companies to Apply for Green Jobs Award is August 31

Green Jobs Award The Green Jobs Award is a new program presented by SJF Advisory Services and Green For All that is designed to identify, recognize, and promote private sector companies that are leaders in quality green job creation.  Award winners will be recognized at an event in New York City in mid-November and receive a package of business services.

Companies with at least $500,000 in revenue and a business model that preserves or enhances environmental quality are eligible to apply.  The application deadline is August 31, 2010. Additional information is available on the Green Jobs Award website.

The New York Times Reports on Legal Issues of Unpaid Internships

The New York Times recently reported on the legal issues involving unpaid internships. The article The Unpaid Intern, Legal or Not cites government officials as stating that labor law violations stemming from unpaid internships are "widespread." A key excerpt from the article is:

The [U.S.] Labor Department says it is cracking down on firms that fail to pay interns properly and expanding efforts to educate companies, colleges and students on the law regarding internships.

“If you’re a for-profit employer or you want to pursue an internship with a for-profit employer, there aren’t going to be many circumstances where you can have an internship and not be paid and still be in compliance with the law,” said Nancy J. Leppink, the acting director of the department’s wage and hour division.

Ms. Leppink said many employers failed to pay even though their internships did not comply with the six federal legal criteria that must be satisfied for internships to be unpaid. Among those criteria are that the internship should be similar to the training given in a vocational school or academic institution, that the intern does not displace regular paid workers and that the employer “derives no immediate advantage” from the intern’s activities — in other words, it’s largely a benevolent contribution to the intern.

The article also cites reports indicating an increasing number of unpaid internships and includes comments from multiple constituencies involved in this issue, including students, college officials, employers, and government officials.

Upcoming Green Event and Program Discounts

Below are links to discounts to some upcoming events and program in the green and cleantech sectors.  If your organization would like to offer a discount please contact us.

Sharpen the Tools to Secure Financing (Discount available when registering for series)
Mountain View, CA
April 21, 2010

Meet with Robert Bosch Venture Capital (Discount available to Q&A session)
Palo Alto, CA
April 27, 2010

Green:Net 2010
San Francisco, CA
April 29, 2010

The Modern Green Supply Chain – Marrying Profitability and Sustainability
Menlo Park, CA
May 6, 2010

Latest Green Event and Program Discounts

Below are links to discounts to some upcoming events and program in the green and cleantech sectors.  If your organization would like to offer a discount please contact us.

Cleantech Forum XXVI
San Francisco, CA
February 24-26, 2010

GoingGreen East 2010
Boston, MA
March 8-10, 2010

Carbon Trading After Copenhagen – The Real Truth From The Experts Who Make The Market
San Francisco, CA
March 9, 2010

Green Buildings – Design and Control Analysis
San Francisco, CA
March 9, 2010

Presentation and Q&A Session with Will Coleman (Mohr Davidow Ventures)
Mountain View, CA
March 11, 2010

FT Investing in a Sustainable Future
New York, NY
March 24, 2010

Green:Net 2010
San Francisco, CA
April 29, 2010