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Going Underground on Campus: Creates Jobs, Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

3/20/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When a campus such as Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana determines to reduce coal use by 30,000 tons, save $2 million, and cut carbon pollution by 50% each year, it is news.  Multiply that effort by 160 campuses in 42 states, and […] Read more >

Greenforce: Leaders Emphasize Community Colleges as Green Jobs Laboratories

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit continues in Greensboro today, I bring you more constructive nuggets from on-site NWF staffers. Delicious, delicious nuggets. If you’re looking for a one-line takeaway of the event thus far, you could do a […] Read more >

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From the Central NC Greenforce Summit: Super CIP Reshaping Sustainable Programs Statewide

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Intrepid Wildlife Promise blogger Max Greenberg here, stringing dispatches together once more from the frontlines of the green workforce development movement. Today we’re looking at the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit in sunny Greensboro, 2004 inductee into the Department of […] Read more >

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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 >

Good Jobs and Clean Energy

3/11/2011 // By Jen Mihills

Marylanders are looking 10 miles off the coast for good jobs and clean energy.  The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act is currently being considered in the General Assembly and has the support of labor unions and environmental organizations alike. With […] 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 >

Green Jobs Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

2/24/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

The Department of Labor has announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund competition to support opportunities in green industry sectors and occupations.  President Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” […] Read more >

Michigan Greenforce Initiative Summit a Success

2/18/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Yesterday at Lansing Community College- West Campus, 90 participants from across the state of Michigan participated in the first Greenforce Initiative summit. With 15 community colleges represented, state agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations and small-to- large green businesses the excitement in the room […] 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 >