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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 […] 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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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, […] 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 >

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 >

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 >

Warming Walruses: Watch NWF’s Climate Capsule

9/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

From DC to Alaska, what impact is global warming having on America right now? What’s the National Wildlife Federation doing to help promote green job training? And as Dirty the Global Warming Denying Sock Puppet attacks California’s climate law, will […] Read more >

Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation launch The Greenforce Initiative

9/22/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Greenforce InitiativeTM, a partnership of Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation, launches in six regions of the U.S. – Illinois (Chicagoland), Michigan, North Carolina, Texas (San Antonio area), Virginia (Northern region), and Seattle. The Initiative aims to […] Read more >

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The Greenforce Initiative underway on community college campuses

9/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

With jobs in the country’s emerging clean energy sector growing more
than twice as fast as jobs overall, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have joined forces on the two-year Greenforce Initiative, which will spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in the United States.
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