Today marks the start of the Good Jobs-Green Jobs National Conference, a three-day conference in Washington D.C. put on by the Blue Green Alliance Foundation, “a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy”.
The Conference is “dedicated to transforming ideas into action and building a revitalized, green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming and preserves America’s economic and environmental security.” The specific goals of the Conference are listed here. The Conference will also feature a Green Jobs Expo, a showcase of the vast array of green jobs that are available in the United States.
People from all interests are expected, including students, activists, green business owners and politicians. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened the Conference and special appearances by Senator John Kerry, Interior Secretary Salazar, Labor Secretary Solis, and Energy Secretary Chu are expected. These Representatives shed light on the White House’s ongoing commitment to advance in the areas of energy and environment, including investments in clean energy projects that will help create jobs, produce technological innovations, and establish the U.S. as a key player in the sustainability movement.
According to Mother News Network, the Blue Green Alliance has coordinated the Green Jobs Advocacy Day for May 6. Green jobs advocates will head to Capitol Hill and meet with policymakers to discuss climate change and clean energy legislation (which many businesses favor), OSHA reform, transportation investment, and more.
For more information on the Obama Administration’s commitment to creating and investing in the green jobs movement, visit the White House Energy and Environment page.
For more information about upcoming national job fairs and career events pertaining to environmental or social responsibility, please visit the Green Jobs Network job site.