Archive for Green Jobs

News from a Fellow Tennessee Woman In Green

Here is some news from Margo Farnsworth, Senior Research Consultant for the Cumberland River Compact:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau recently selected Public Policy Associates Inc. based in Lansing, Michigan and the Wider Opportunities to Women (WOW) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. to receive a $265,690 award to develop a guide that increases women’s access to the green jobs sector nationwide. The publication, “A Woman’s Guide to Green Jobs,” will provide information on hiring needs, training, and entrepreneurship opportunities in green industries and will be available both in hard copy and online. The goal of the publication is to connect women with best practices and support services to facilitate success in the workplace. The publication is expected to become available in the spring of 2010.   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/wb/wb20091200.htm

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Green Jobs Tour in Nashville

From the morning Tennessean on line:

The Made in America Jobs Tour is coming to Nashville today, with a town hall-style gathering, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Scarritt-Bennett Center (Laskey Building).The address is 1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville.

This is part of an effort to pass legislation before Congress that’s intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change.

Speakers include:
— Daniel Joranko of Green-Collar Jobs Task Force of Nashville-Davidson County
— Chris Ford of Tennessee Conservation Voters
— Alex Tapia of Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
— Stephen Rush of Outpost Solar, LLC

Repower America, the activist arm of former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, is a prime organizer of the tour.

The group says the legislation would mean many new green jobs – from weatherizing homes to building solar panels – which would be held by Americans, rather than going abroad.

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