About Good Jobs, Green Jobs
Now in its sixth year, the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference will return to Washington, D.C. this year, April 16-18, 2013.
Climate change is no longer a possibility, it’s a reality. Hurricane Sandy and the drought of 2012 showed America what climate change could do to our communities, economy and environment. Climate change — and the jobs that can be created as we work to address its worst consequences — must be moved to the top of the national debate.
The consequences of climate change are too big for any single individual or group to address alone as they touch every aspect of our lives. That is why the 2013 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference will bring labor union members, environmentalists, business owners, community leaders and elected officials from across the country together in one place for one of the country’s largest discussions on how to build a cleaner, more efficient American economy. In the face of all that has happened, we have a tremendous opportunity.
America has no choice; we must put people to work modernizing our severally outdated electrical grid and water infrastructure; fixing our broken transportation system; and creating the innovative technologies; ideas and partnership that will allow corporate America to increase its sustainability while also growing profits. Be part of this conversation as we get to work at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2013 National Conference to build the clean economy we need to address and conquer climate change.
The 2013 Conference will focus on how to grow the clean economy to scale; the role of strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors in solving the country’s pressing economic and environmental challenges; how regulations protect us while creating new markets; and how people in every part of the U.S. are working collaboratively for social, economic and environmental justice, while building an economy with good jobs.
2013 Conference Advisory Committee:
- Alliance for Industrial Efficiency
- American Council for An Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
- American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
- American Insitute of Architects (AIA)
- BlueGreen Alliance Foundation
- California Construction Academy - UCLA Labor
- Communications Workers of America (CWA)
- Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Green for All
- Heartland Capital Strategies
- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
- NAACP Environment and Climate Justice Program
- National Farmers Union
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIESH)
- National Wildlife Federation
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Ohio Environmental Council
- Partnership for Working Families
- Sierra Club
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- Transportation Workers Union Local 100
- United Auto Workers (UAW)
- United Steelworkers
- U.S. Climate Action Network
Picture: AIA President Clark Manus joins Kaiser's Kathy Gerwig,ATU President Larry Hanley
and Congressman Keith Ellison for a panel on building sustainable communities.
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