First Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Summit

On December 7, 2007 Wilbur Wright College hosted the 1st Annual Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Summit. The event was a great success with 150 attendees from various backgrounds including: teachers, green professionals, community organizations, union leaders, funders, workforce development groups and municipal officials. The LEED Council was a primary organizer of the event along with all of the Initiative’s partner organizations.

The Summit featured opening remarks by Sadhu Johnston, City of Chicago’s Chief Environmental Officer as well as speakers from national organizations, including Apollo Alliance and Workforce Alliance. Representatives from the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, CA and Sustainable South Bronx from Bronx also addressed their own Green Collar Jobs programs.

Presentations from the 1st Annual Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Summit

Delta Institute – Kevin Dick, Delta Institute
GreenCorps Chicago – Aaron Durnbaugh, City of Chicago
New Energy for America – Jeremy Hays, Apollo Alliance
12 Policy Principles for State and Local Green Jobs Initiatives – Jason Walsh, Workforce Alliance
Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (B.E.S.T.) – Annette Williams, Sustainable South Bronx