Leading Forum on Creating Good, Green Jobs, Reviving American Economy


2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, February 8-10 in Washington, D.C., to Focus on Building a Sustainable Economy and Creating Good, Green Jobs in All Sectors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amidst the continued unemployment crisis and with the need to create millions of good jobs across the United States, thousands of labor, environmental, business, community and elected leaders will assemble February 8-10 for the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. The Conference, coordinated by the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, is the leading forum for sharing ideas and strategies to grow a green economy that creates good jobs, addresses global warming and other environmental problems, and preserves America’s economic and environmental security.

For more, or to view the Conference Agenda and Workshops, visit www.greenjobsconference.org.

The 2011 Conference is focused on putting ideas and strategies into practice to build a sustainable economy that creates good jobs across the United States, and will highlight state and local initiatives, emerging and growing green sectors, efforts to create a Green Infrastructure Model through smart transportation and urban development, successful work development programs, and model partnerships between government, the private sector and local interests.

February 10 is Green Jobs Advocacy Day. Sponsored by the BlueGreen Alliance, Green Jobs Advocacy Day will bring together hundreds of green jobs advocates to head to Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers about the necessary tools to build a green economy in the United States. For more information, visit www.bluegreenalliance.org/advocacy_day.

Media and bloggers interested in covering the Conference should request credentials here.

Follow the conference Twitter feed for updates via @gjgjconference and using the hashtag #gjgj2011.

WHAT:  2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 8 – Thursday, February 10, 2011

WHERE:  Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW
, Washington, D.C. 20008

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About the Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference
The 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference is coordinated by the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation (BGAF), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization that conducts research and educates the public and media about solutions to environmental challenges that create economic opportunities for the American people.

BGAF works with the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy, and which includes the United Steelworkers, Sierra Club, Communications Workers of America, Natural Resources Defense Council, Service Employees International Union, National Wildlife Federation, Laborers’ International Union of America, Union of Concerned Scientists, Utility Workers Union of America, American Federation of Teachers, Amalgamated Transit Union, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, and the United Auto Workers. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org.