Media Inquiries and Speaking Requests

Over the past three years, the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative has been the focus of many newspaper articles, academic papers, blogs, telecasts, radio broadcasts and presentations. This surge in public interest speaks to the quality of our work and the timeliness of the green collar jobs movement in the Chicago region and across the nation. If you’d like to interview us about our work or feature the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative please contact Angela Bailey.

The Initiative in the News

A listing of the media on the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative can be found below, with links to external websites as available.

A Fresh Squeeze, “Chicago green jobs report identifies demand for workers”.

Mindful Metropolis, “Back to school to learn green collar jobs”

PJSTAR.Com, “Green Collar Summit Held in Pekin,” by Matt Buedel, June 17, 2009.

MEDILL Reports Chicago, “Website connects green business ideas,” by Jacob Bressler, May 21, 2009.

WTTW11 – Chicago Tonight, “Chicago Matter: Growing Forward: ‘Green Collar’ Jobs,” December 16, 2008.

Chicago Tribune, “Tips in Traveling Down the Road to ‘Green’ Jobs,” by Jennifer Slosar, April 3, 2009.

Cafe – Latino Lifestyle Magazine, “Eco-Degrees,” by Angelica Herrerra, March 27, 2009.

Medill Reports Chicago, “Chicago Firms Eye Federal Recovery Act Funds for Green-Collar Jobs” by Daniella Grossman, March 2009.

Community Media Workshop: Newstips, also in Huffington Post. “Ideas for Obama,” by Curtis Black, November 7, 2008.

Workforce Management, “Jobs of the Future: A New Green World,” by Christina Le Beau, September 2008.

UR Chicago Magazine, “Green Means Go,” by Jennifer Whittam, Summer 2008.

Shelterforce, “Taking the LEED in Your Community,” by Ted Wysocki, Summer 2008.

Economic Development Administration, “Seeing the Green: Bolstering Economic Development Strategies with Environmental Responsibility,” Telecast, July 17, 2008.

Green for All, “Chicago organizations launch Green Collar Jobs Initiative,” March, 2008.

Northwestern University, Medill Reports, “Chicago’s Raining Gardens,” by Lea Radick, May 1, 2008.

The Chicago Tribune RedEye, “Greening of the Masses,” by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, April 22, 2008.

Green Collar Jobs in America’s Cities,” The Apollo Alliance and Green For All, March 2008.

Chicago Tribune, “Silver Lining for Green Collars,” by Barbara Rose, January 6, 2008.

Chicago Public Radio, “Environmentalists Push for a Green-Collar Economy,” produced by Natalie Moore, December 7, 2007.

National Public Radio, “‘Green-collar’ jobs and the Presidential Campaign“. All Things Considered, February 15, 2008

The Chicago Journal, “Blue collar to green collar,” by Timothy Inklebarger, November 26, 2007.