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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,” …

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Climate Capsule: EPA, Climate Protection Under Attack

2/23/2011 // By George Ho

This will be my last edition of the Capsule! I want to say thanks so much for reading for the past 11 months, and to keep looking to National Wildlife Federation and the Climate Capsule to keep you up-to-date on …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Climate Capsule Week of February 14th

2/15/2011 // By George Ho

Welcome to the redesigned and online Climate Capsule, National Wildlife Federation’s weekly climate change newsletter! I look forward to any suggestions and feedback about the new look and feel, which aims to make catching up on global warming news faster, …

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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 …

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.

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.

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.

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