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Standout Community Colleges to Highlight Friday’s Greenforce Summit in Greensboro

3/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As late winter turns to true spring, the Greenforce tour rolls on in North Carolina, setting up shop at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro later this week. Friday’s Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit, like the last event in Asheville, […] Read more >

Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses in Western North Carolina (Photo: Carly Queen)

Broad Range of Green Job Training Methods on Display at First NC Greenforce Summit

3/4/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The Western North Carolina Greenforce Summit kicked off this morning at the Enka site of the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Candler, NC. It was cloudy overhead, but that did little to dim the day’s can-do tone. Now, a disclosure: […] Read more >

Valerie the "o" in Monument Valley

Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home ‘No One Size Fits All’ Message

2/16/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Within minutes of the kickoff of the Greenforce Summit in Culpeper, VA, today, Julian Keniry, NWF’s senior director for Campus and Community Leadership, mentioned arguably the most job-oriented icon of them all: hard hats. Namely, the green variety, worn by […] Read more >

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Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Job Figures Show Training Needs

2/16/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I’m blogging live from the Virginia Greenforce Learning and Action Summit at Germanna Community College‘s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, VA, and boy, are my fingers tired. This event, convened for community colleges, workforce boards, employers, and other organizations to […] Read more >

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A Show of Greenforce for Virginia’s Economy

2/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Three weeks ago, President Obama issued a call to, well, rockets in his State of the Union address, invoking the pre- and early-NASA space race as a model of national research and development we’d do well to duplicate now. The […] Read more >

How to Celebrate New Year’s for the Trees, Or: Obscure Jewish Holiday of the Month

1/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Yesterday marked the Jewish holiday ‘Tu B’shvat,’ also known as ‘Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot’ (roughly ‘New Year’s for the Trees‘). This is generally considered a fairly minor holiday, but it’s always been one of my favorites: no fasting, I don’t need […] Read more >

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Getting Outside for Grandma

1/19/2011 // By Max Greenberg

My maternal grandmother passed away on Tuesday. She was 92—born the same day the Allies beat back German forces in the Battle of Amiens during World War I. I had done a bad job of staying in touch with her […] Read more >

Does anyone say 'drek' other than me?

December Brings The Usual Snow Job From Climate Deniers

12/15/2010 // By Max Greenberg

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful / But the fire is so delightful / And since we’ve no place to go / let’s all willfully misinterpret climate science and yell until someone pays attention to us.” Yes, it’s cold (in […] Read more >

Get it? Chairs?

Will Energy And Science Chairs Become Kindling For Post-Election Blaze?

12/8/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Late yesterday, the House GOP Steering Committee recommended Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) as the next chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. They could have chosen far, far worse (meanwhile, Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), a climate denier, was picked […] Read more >

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South Of The Border, A Chance To Prove American Exceptionalism By Climate Leadership

12/1/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Whether you think of it as a meaningless political catchphrase or a legitimate ideal, ‘American exceptionalism’ is a hot topic now. I’ll wait over here while you fight about it. Done? Well, With almost 200 nations convening in Cancun this […] Read more >