Connecting the Dots for Veterans and Green Jobs: Job Placement, Zero Waste Businesses and the Great Outdoors
Workshop Session II: Friday,
March 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concentration: Workforce and Economic Development
Veterans are one of the largest populations of unemployed and underemployed citizens. Many nonprofits understand this need and have developed training programs to employ our veterans and meet our environmental needs.
This panel will highlight creative programs developed by nonprofits. Earth Resource Foundation will describe the new Zero Waste Economy and how innovations in rethinking, reducing, reusing and recycling are building a foundation for a strong new economy. Green Vets LA works with a military supply company using excess material to make reusable bags, which meets the needs of preventing plastic pollution by eliminating plastic shopping bags. U.S. Vets is leading the way with engaging business is hiring veterans for green jobs. And the Sierra Club – Mission Outdoors program is working to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health for our veterans and their families.
Stephanie Barger, Executive Director, Earth Resource Foundation
James Cragg, Founder, GreenVetsLA
Karl Creek, M.S., Program Manager for Green Jobs, U.S. Vets
Juan D. Martinez, Director of Leadership Development and Natural Leaders Network, Children & Nature Network
Recent Blog Posts
- From Sierra Club: Green Fleets = Green Jobs
- From Sierra Club: Scenes From Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From UCS: Could Renewable Energy Power Industrial America? It Already Does!
- From CWA: We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From MCLV: News from the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference
- Dude, Where’s My (Fuel-Efficient) Car?
- Building a Clean Economy Requires Strong Leaders and Perseverance
- Building Our Infrastructure
- How We Get From Dangerous Chemicals to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs