Dear Friend,

We are gearing up for our Green Jobs Forum in DC and have lots of new content for you to digest in this edition of our newsletter!

In reading the news, we are hearing about the heatwaves in Europe this summer and recently experienced record heat in the Washington DC region. Our scientists are telling about us about the need to make transformative shifts to a greener economy. This will entail workforce development in many fields involving clean energy, including alternative fuels and the reduction of plastic waste in our oceans, along with ways to create more equitable economic prosperity in our communities. At Leaders in Energy, we attract people who are seeking to work in these fields and make an impact.

Our Green Jobs Forum is coming up on August 22nd and I hope you can join us. This is one of our most popular events. Our speakers will be addressing green job developments in the region. We will also have a panel of Leaders in Energy members who have recently landed or created green jobs who will share their tips on finding these jobs. Learn more on our Green Jobs Forum website and further below.

I presented on the Circular Economy at the Resilient Virginia conference on July 18th at the University of Virginia Darden Business School. Examples of companies in our region include Devoured, C2 Management, Optoro, and Local Motors. See our blog article here which reported on our technical tour to visit the C2 Management recycling facility last year. My presentation is available here here.
In This Publication
  • Leaders in Energy 6th Annual Green Jobs Forum
  • Other Events
  • New Blogs
  • Bookmarked

6th Annual Green Jobs Forum
August 22, 2019

In the DC area and looking to make your impact on the sustainability world with a new job? Than don't miss our annual Green Jobs Forum! We'll have employers in the region to network with along with educators and career assistance organizations. We will have career experts leading workshops to help you prepare for the next step in your career path!

See our speaker line-up and current exhibitors on our website here. Register to attend the Forum and Workshops here. Interested in exhibiting? Learn more

More Info: August 22nd - 8:30 am - 9:00 pm, 777 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Other Events
Energy Efficiency Jobs Are Green Jobs
July 31, Room 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (“Gold Room”)
Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing about an upcoming EEFA report, Job Potential in Retrofitting Affordable Multifamily Housing Learn More
Boston Green Fest
August 16-18th The Boston GreenFest will conduct a free three-day festival at a new venue on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Long Wharf. The theme is Connecting Land and Sea. The event includes the Massachusetts GreenTech Expo on Saturday, August 17th which will be open to the public. This festival is organized by the Foundation for a Green Future. From individuals young to old, business to nonprofit, neighborhood association to academic institution, Boston GreenFest welcomes everyone. John Gaffigan, on Leaders in Energy's team will be attending the event and is coordinating with the event organizers. You can contact him if you are interested in volunteering or exhibiting at jgaffigan@leadersinenergy.org. Learn More
CHARGE2019 Conference in Iceland
Leaders in Energy will be participating in CHARGE, the knowledge and networking platform for energy brands, in Iceland this September 30th and October 1st . Members of our community that are interested in attending can use the coupon code "FIFTEEN4CHARGE" to get 15% off. Leaders in Energy Executive Director will be attending and moderating the Green Energy session at the conference. Learn More
New Blogs
If you would like to write an article for our blog, please contact Miriam Aczel at: maczel@leadersinenergy.org. Visit our website to see even more great blogs!
BOOKMARKED
This is a new section to share interesting articles and reports that Leaders in Energy members are reading. If you have worked on a project that is published or have recommendations on content that is relevant to our community please share with kylesaukas@gmail.com.
A new study has found that leaks of methane, the main ingredient in natural gas and itself a potent greenhouse gas, are twice as big as official tallies suggest in major cities along the U.S. eastern seaboard. 
A large majority of leading companies are failing to report on the risk of deforestation in their supply chains, despite many of their business activities potentially posing a major threat to the survival of the world's forests.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners are at odds on how to perceive natural gas in the context of climate change.
OurEnergyPolicy.org brought New York officials and energy experts together to discuss their new laws on energy usage in buildings and how to best address energy usage by property owners. You can join the online conversation here.
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Best,

Janine Finnell
Executive Director

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