meeting, this year being hosted in Detroit and 3 other cities around the
country, is designed to bring together individuals and organizations to talk about
ways to build a green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming
and preserves America's environmental and economic security. To register to
attend the conference see http://www.greenjobsconference.org/.
Students and volunteers can receive a discount on the conference fee.
meeting will include more than 40 workshops and speakers including Rep. Hansen
Clarke, United Auto Workers president Bob
King, and Sierra Club president Michael
“Advocacy organizations in Michigan and across the country
are increasingly collaborating with progressive businesses to foster the
development of greener chemicals and safer products,” Meuninck said. “Our panel
will present examples of advocacy organizations and green businesses working
together to drive the market towards greener materials and product development.”
are offering one important way to reduce emissions and our dependence on
oil as well as increase domestic job opportunities,” Griffith said. “Vehicle
electrification is a key automotive innovation and one that we have a lead on
here in Michigan. There have already been thousands of new domestic jobs
created in the emerging electric vehicle and parts manufacturing sector, as well
as other EV-related jobs in electrical work, smart grid
technology, electric charging station manufacturing and technology.”
Other panelists include representatives from industry, government
agencies, environmental groups and labor organizations.
EcoLink — April 2012 An online publication of the Ecology Center