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Green Landscapes in Washington D.C

In 2004, D.C. Greenworks— a non-profit that seeks to resolve urban environmental and economic problems by fostering local expertise, job training, and community stewardship—joined forces with the Coalition for the Homeless and the 14th and U Main Street Initiative to form the Green Team, a group of men and women charged with maintaining clean, green, and safe streets in the Shaw commercial corridor of Washington D.C.

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On March 13-14, 2008 a con-ference unlike any other took place in Pittsburgh, PA. The event helped launch a nationwide dialogue about moving our country rapidly toward leadership in promoting the benefits of a new green economy. 

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference brought together 1,000 advocates represent-ing local, state and federal policy makers; labor; business; the en-vironment and public health; eco-nomic and workforce development specialists; investors; and scientists and technology experts.


HOLD THE DATE:  The 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference will be held February 4-6 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  Mark your calendars -- and look for more information in the coming weeks.  If you would like updates about this important event, join the mailing list.

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New publication outlines strategies for developing green-collar job initiatives and pathways out of poverty at the local level. Co-authored by Green For All, this report describes a 4-step approach for local initiatives and highlights a dozen great efforts already underway around the country.



  • There's already a huge green economy developing. In 2006 renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies generated 8.5 million new jobs, nearly $970 billion in revenue, and more than $100 billion in industry profits.

  • According to the National Renewable Energy Lab, the major barriers to a more rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency in America are insufficient skills and training.Require

  • In December 2007, President Bush signed the Green Jobs Act to train workers for green collar jobs. It authorizes $125 million for workforce training programs targeted to veterans, displaced workers, at-risk youth, and families in extreme poverty. It will train people for jobs like installing solar panels and weatherization. Resource: Green For All


    Green For All is a national organization developed by Mr. Van Johnson, dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. To find out more about this organization and its work visit their site at www.GreenForAll.com

    On March 13-14, 2008 a con-ference unlike any other took place in Pittsburgh, PA. The event helped launch a nationwide dialogue about moving our country rapidly toward leadership in promoting the benefits of a new green economy. 

    Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference brought together 1,000 advocates represent-ing local, state and federal policy makers; labor; business; the en-vironment and public health; eco-nomic and workforce development specialists; investors; and scientists and technology experts.


    HOLD THE DATE:  The 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference will be held February 4-6 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  Mark your calendars -- and look for more information in the coming weeks.  If you would like updates about this important event, join the mailing list.
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