Starting Date: 02-08-2011
Ending Date: 02-11-2011
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
United StatesThe 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, February 8-10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, now in its fourth year, is the premier event for bringing together key stakeholders - including union, environmental, business and elected leaders - to share ideas and strategies for building the new, green economy.
The 2011 Conference will focus on putting into practice the ideas and strategies for a new green economy ─ and creating good green jobs ─ around the country. We will highlight successful state and local initiatives, emerging and growing green sectors, efforts to create a Green Infrastructure Model through smart transportation and urban development, successful work development programs, model partnerships between government, the private sector and local interests ─ all while demonstrating the breadth of the coalition working to build a green economy and to create the good jobs that come along with it.
The 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference was an extraordinary event, with three days of keynotes, plenary sessions and workshops dedicated to transforming our 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 2008 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference, which took place in Pittsburgh, was attended by nearly 1,000 union, environmental, business and elected leaders. The 2009 Conference, Feb. 4-6, 2009, in Washington, D.C., featured U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, then-Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Senators Amy Klobuchar, Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown, and many other prominent administration and congressional leaders. All told, nearly 3,000 people came together to share ideas and strategies to fashion a new, green economy.
About the Blue Green Alliance Foundation
The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation (BGAF) is a non-profit, 501 c (3) organization dedicated to research and education about the job-creating potential of global warming solutions and other environmental investments. BGAF works with the BlueGreen Alliance to achieve its mission. The BlueGreen Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy, and includes the United Steelworkers, Sierra Club, Communications Workers of America, Natural Resources Defense Council, Service Employees International Union, Laborers’ International Union of America, Utility Workers Union of America, American Federation of Teachers, Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association.
Geographical Scope: National