Join us at our next Partner Meeting!

The Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative’s summer partner meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, August, 10 from 2-3:30 at Chicago State University’s Aquaponics Facility (9601 S. Cottage Grove).

Our summer partner meeting is structured as a conversation about the mechanics, workforce and policy implications, and future of aquaponics facilities in the Chicagoland region. It’s an opportunity for training providers, academics, environmental and workforce development policy advocates, and other interested parties to discuss what this exciting new sustainable food production system means for our communities.

This event is FREE for staff members at CGCJI Partner organizations and $20 for non-partners. To register to attend please click here.*

For more information or to make a payment please contact Angela Bailey.

*FYI–Registration for this event is done through the Chicago Job Council’s online registration system. If you’ve never registered for an event at the Chicago Jobs Council, you will need to create both a username and password before signing up.


Thank you to everyone who attended the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative’s  2011 Spring partner meeting! Electronic resources mentioned at the event will be added to this page soon! Check back frequently for updates!

The Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Iniative’s 2011 Spring partner meeting featured a panel discussion with industry experts on developing, financing, and maintaining affordable environmentally sustainable housing in the city of Chicago and a tour of the Schiff Residences–thank you to everyone who made the event a success!

Panelists for the event included:

  • Michael Burton, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
  • Kindy Kruller, The Delta Institute (Moderator)
  • Peter Ludwig,  CNT Energy
  • Dan Rappel, Koo and Associates
  • Elizabeth Richards, The Chicago Community Loan Fund

This partner meeting is geared toward enhancing the professional knowledge of direct service providers, program managers/developers and anyone else who has an interested in learning more about current and future developments in affordable green housing in the region.


Our Summer 2010 Partner meeting was held on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 2pm at the Illinois Institute of Technology and featured a presentation of the IIT Smart Grid Technology and Perfect Power.


Our Fall 2009 Partner Meeting was held on  October 28th, 2009 and featured a presentation on the recent release of our recently released report, Building a Green Collar Workforce in Chicagoland. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here.

Presentation of Building a Green Collar Workforce in Chicagoland10-28PartnerMeeting2

Also highlighted at the partner meeting was  former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores’ Green Economy Chicago Project. Click here for more information.

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