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:
- Edward G. Rendell – Governor of Pennsylvania
- Margie Alt – Environment America
- Phil Angelides – Apollo Alliance
- Joy Clarke-Holmes – Johnson Controls
- Leo Gerard – United Steelworkers
- Gerry Hudson – Service Employees International Union
- Van Jones – Green for All
- Katrina Landis – BP Alternative Energy
- Ed Mazria – Architecture 2030
- John Podesta – Center for American Progress
- Carl Pope – Sierra Club
- Lois Quam – Piper Jaffray
- Lou Schorsch – Arcelor-Mittal
- Rich Trumka – AFL-CIO
- Dr. Beverly Wright – Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
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.
3 thoughts on ““Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference” to Take Place in Pittsburgh from March 13-14”
I would like to learn more about the outcome of the conference.
I would like to here about the result of the conference too.
Any Idea how the event went? Dr Beverly Wright is ALWAYS good to listen to.