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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

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 …

Green Jobs Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

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 …

The House budget is an unprecendent attack on the environment and public health. (Image courtesy of www.treehugger.com)

Climate Capsule: EPA, Climate Protection Under Attack

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 …

Michigan Greenforce Initiative Summit a Success

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 …

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Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home ‘No One Size Fits All’ Message

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 …

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Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Job Figures Show Training Needs

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 …

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Climate Capsule Week of February 14th

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 …

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A Show of Greenforce for Virginia’s Economy

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 …

Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

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”

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.

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