green jobs

Little State Making Big Progress on Offshore Wind

Growing up in the Ocean State, I spent the majority of my summer by the beaches of Narragansett.  My grandmother had a beach house on Great Island.  From my grandmother’s …

Germanna Community College’s New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building

Germanna Community College in Virginia opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in early May. The new science & enginneering building, located at Germanna’s …

This Friday is Endangered Species Day, do you have any on your campus?

  On Friday, May 18, 2012 join National Wildlife Federation in recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and also …

Windmill in Roscoe, Texas. Source: Flickr (jcwade)

Fund the Solution, Not the Problem

This week a couple of Members of Congress have thrown their ideas on budget cutting into the mix by proposing legislation to end all subsidies to fossil fuel industries.  Led …

Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA

At the end of April, Rappahannock Community College in Virginia hosted a green vendor fair, in partnership, with the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. More than 15 green vendors attended …

Northwest Earth Institute Releases New Course, Powering A Bright Future

Northwest Earth Institute’s (NWEI) two-session course, Powering a Bright Future, explores issues related to the current energy crises, and what can be done to take action as individuals and communities interested in promoting …

Sustainable Development key at APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth & Employment

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium. I had the pleasure to participate as an observer …

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical …

Watch Now: Webinar on Green Jobs and Safety

In partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an Institute within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Greenforce Initiative hosted a webinar on February …

Greenforce Initiative Grant Effort – Shipping Containers as Housing

(cross-posted Abonmarche Blog) Posted on February 28, 2012 by Jeff Saylor Shipping containers as Housing Earlier this month, I gave a lecture at the Krasl Art Center (Krasl) in St. …

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