Labor and environmental leaders come together in D.C. to talk jobs
I’m going to be at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference for the next few days here in Washington, D.C., where environmental activists, labor leaders, and politicos will be discussing how to make those jobs a reality.
The Blue Green Alliance, United Steelworkers, and Sierra Club are coordinating the conference. They’re also set to give the 2009 Blue Green Alliance Green Jobs Champion award to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a ceremony Wednesday evening.
Other notable folks on the schedule include:
EPA administrator Lisa Jackson
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D)
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
United Nations Environmental Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner
Alliance for Climate Protection CEO Cathy Zoi
Green For All President Van Jones
I’ll keep you posted about any exciting goings-on.