Green Jobs? Events?
March 5, 2009 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Looking for Events: So the stimulus package is getting out there. Does anyone know of any events (any where in the US) that are advocating for the money for green jobs? I want to get involved and am looking for some organizations to connect with that can help me get into green collar work. Any one have any connections, ideas or heard of anything? Are there any events to get the money to local businesses, communities for green jobs? Looking to get connected! I want to know how the recovery package can reach me at a local level and I can make something happen and get involved!
posted by paris2000 to Work & Money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It might be helpful to know where you're located, so we can pass along information that's in your area.

Here in the Twin Cities, the H.I.R.E. Minnesota campaign is working to connect people of color to the green jobs movement. They've had several public events, and will have a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on the 20th of April.
posted by elmer benson at 12:11 PM on March 5, 2009

Response by poster: thank you, that is exactly the type of events I am looking for!
posted by paris2000 at 12:37 PM on March 5, 2009

Your local technical or community college will likely have training programs from dollars that are connected to green initiatives in areas like solar power, wind power, nuclear energy, etc. construction and maintenance. (yes, the Dirty Jobs guy) is a good site to connect with all types of trades. Many of the trades are re-tooling their workforce to train for green jobs. (Some people would argue that the trades have always been green, even before green was cool.)
posted by FergieBelle at 12:49 PM on March 5, 2009

The Ella Baker Center's Green-Collar Jobs Campaign. The California Green Stimulus Coalition.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:14 PM on March 5, 2009

Should have been my first link: Van Jones' Green for All. Look through the resources link for something close to you.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:01 PM on March 5, 2009

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