Third Annual Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Summit

On Friday April 30, 2010 the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative presented its annual Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The day’s agenda is below. Please click presenter names for contact information; organization names for their websites; and PPT, where applicable, for copies of the Powerpoint presentations.


8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Overview

9:10-9:20 Introduction by IIT

  • Joseph Clair, IIT, Director of Campus Energy and Sustainability
9:20-9:45 Opening Speaker

9:45-11:00 Plenary I – Green Entrepreneurship/Social Ventures (moderated by David Thompson, Integrated Sustainability Solutions)

11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-11:30 Featured Speaker

11:30-12:45 Plenary II – Sustainable Urban Development (moderated by Peter Skosey, Metropolitan Planning Council)

12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:00 The State of Green Jobs (moderated by Jack Darin, Sierra Club-Illinois)

Green Community Development, Part 1

Green Economic Development, Part 1

Green Education and Training, Part 1 (moderated by Victoria Cooper, Wilbur Wright College)

Entrepreneurship Workshop

Roots of Success Workshop

3:15-4:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Round Two
Green Workforce Development Initiatives for Youth (moderated by Jamie Roth, Central States SER)

Green Community Development, Part 2 (moderated by Veronica Kyle, Faith in Place)

Green Economic Development, Part 2 (moderated by Paige Finnegan, e-One)

Education and Training, Part 2 (moderated by Patrick Brown, OAI)

Featuring program graduates from:

Emerging Local Environmental-Labor Coalitions (moderated by Jack Darin, Sierra Club-Illinois

Roots of Success Workshop

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!



American Society of Safety Engineers – Greater Chicago Chapter

MEEAMidwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

PACEPace RideShare

usgbcUnited States Green Building Council

usgbcchicagoUnited States Green Building Council – Chicago Chapter

CAIC LOGO For PrintCalumet Area Industrial Commission

CCAP_logoCity of Chicago – Department of Environment

PrintChicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council

wilburwrightcollegeWilbur Wright College


leedThe LEED Council

rileyRiley Public Affairs

Youthbuild CoalitionIllinois YouthBuild Coalition, Inc.



Safer Foundation

jane_addamsJane Addams Resource Corporation