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Green Your Career Path at the 2011 Green Jobs Conference

1/19/2011 // By Megan Blevins

“Green,” is the new black—yes, I know you’ve heard it before–but it’s become increasingly true for more than just our basic lifestyle habits. From protecting our favorite wildlife critters, to fighting climate change, moving our overall economic infrastructure to be […] Read more >

Off Shore Wind Turbine

Winds of Change

1/6/2011 // By Jen Mihills

Will 2011 be the year offshore wind comes to Maryland?  With the start of a new legislative session, clean energy advocates across the state are working hard to make it happen – and you can help. On Wednesday, January 12 […] Read more >

Urban Green Initiatives and the 2010 Elections

12/20/2010 // By Simone Lightfoot

The weeks leading up to election 2010 were exhausting, from helping family members navigate absentee ballots, to engaging the faith community.  Not to mention taking part in political conversations, strategy sessions and debates pertaining to urban cities across the Great […] Read more >

“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

12/14/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and others. Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) is helping students […] Read more >

Virginia Community Colleges host Hire Education Conference

12/9/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Hire Education conference for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) focussed on bringing together workforce development staff from a majority of Virginia’s 23 community colleges to network and share best practices. Read more >

Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

11/22/2010 // By Julian Keniry

At the State Environmental Leadership Program annual conference in Nebraska last week, state leaders discussed ways to bridge beyond the stimulus and other federal funding for green development, and strategised methods of developing state policies that will foster such development. Read more >

Community Colleges at Texas Greenforce Summit: “Think Local”

10/30/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

At the “Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy” Summit this past week, one of the hot issues discussed was how community colleges can engage green employers both for campus sustainability projects and to develop jobs for graduates — an undertaking that can prove challenging. Read more >

Green Jobs Summit Series Kicks Off to a Great Start

10/29/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Yesterday was a big day for Campus Ecology; the “Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy” Summit in San Antonio, Texas was a huge success. It was the first in a series of regional summits put on by the Greenforce Initiatve that NWF and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have jointly created to help spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in select regions across the country. Read more >

Greenforce Initiative in Texas: Strengthening Pathways to Employment

10/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

On October 28, South Texas College in McAllen hosts the Greenforce Initiative’s first regional summit. Read more >

Record Turnout For AASHE Student Summit!

10/10/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Today the Colorado Conference Center felt a little like a university campus as over 500 students from an impressive array of colleges and universities showed up for the AASHE 2010 Student Summit, co-produced by NWF’s Campus Ecology program. After a keynote address by Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, representatives from dozens of schools participated in breakout sessions on topics including “Connecting Campus to the Wider Community,” “Waste Management on Campus,” “Sustainability Success Stories,” “Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus,” and “National Student Campaigns.” Each session was entirely student-led and showcased inspiring initiatives on campuses from Northern Arizona to McGill, and from San Diego to Yale. Examples ranged from the “free store” at Bemidji State University to a student-created green lifestyle blog. Students also had the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing during an “Open Space” session, where participants were free to brainstorm and then lead small group discussions about the issues they felt mattered most. Read more >