Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

Posted by on January 30, 2011

Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

This conference “is the leading forum for sharing ideas and strategies for building a green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming and other environmental problems, and secures America’s economic and environmental future.”  Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s own Kate Houstoun will be presenting on public/private partnerships for job growth. See below for more information.

“This year’s workshops represent important concentrations in building the green economy, including: Green Infrastructure and Transportation; State and Local Initiatives and Partnerships; Workforce, Economic Development and Youth Education; Emerging Green Sectors: Recycling, Chemicals, Water, Agriculture and Other Growing Industries; Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Business, Investments and New Markets; and Clean Energy Manufacturing.”

Click here to learn more about this information and how to register.

Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 to Thursday, February 11, 2011

Good Job, Green Jobs National Conference – Building a Green Economy: Strategies for Cities
Workshop Session III: Tuesday, February 8, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Concentration: State and Local Initiatives and Partnerships

Much has been discussed about the emerging green economy, but how do cities and towns get there? In this session, representatives from local government, research, and business will discuss strategies to work together towards common (and often combined) economic and sustainability goals. Learn how public-private partnerships are being developed to move policies at the local, state, and federal level that will strengthen local economies and create quality green jobs.

* Joan Fitzgerald, Director, Law, Policy and Society Program, Northeastern University
* Kate Houstoun, Director, Green Economy Initiatives
* Andre Pettigrew, Executive Director, Climate Prosperity Project, Inc.

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