Friday, January 28, 2011

Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

Now in its fourth year, the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference — February 8-10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. — is a forum for sharing ideas and strategies to build a green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming and confronts other environmental problems, and preserves America’s economic and environmental security.

The 2011 Conference — brought together thousands of labor, environmental, business, elected and community leaders — and focused putting into practice the ideas and strategies for a new green economy — and creating good green jobs — around the country.

This year’s Conference featured plenary sessions focused on generating a clean energy agenda that creates good jobs and revitalizes the middle class, building the movement between union members and environmentalists, and securing safe, clean and sustainable cities and communities across America.

Speakers include EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, Vice President Biden’s Chief Economic and Economic Advisor Jared Bernstein, Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker, National Radio Talk Show Host and Author Bill Press, and WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi.

The Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference is presented by the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that conducts research and educates the public and media about solutions to environmental challenges that create economic opportunities for the American people.

The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation works with the BlueGreen Alliance — a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy — to achieve its mission. More information about the BlueGreen Alliance.

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