Thanks to all those who attended our 5th Annual Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza. We were delighted that we had over 150 individuals who attended the event. In addition to our attendees, we appreciate our sponsors and exhibitors, speakers, and volunteers who greatly contributed to the success of our Extravaganza. Thanks also to our partner, the Association of Energy Engineers - National Capital Chapter.

Our keynote speaker, Todd M. La Porte, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, provided the big picture needed to get us to net zero emissions in energy, carbon, water, and waste. He states that "I want to signal right at the outset, the magnitude of the challenge, I think, is more than just a solution that we can draw up on a drawing board but that it has deeper cultural, social, and organizational elements to it..." You can view his video presentation here.

In addition, we will be posting recap articles on our Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), University and Business Showcase panels, and Exhibitors in the near future.

See more below on our upcoming Green Career 1.0 and 2.0 Workshops and EQ Skills for Green Leaders Workshop, a new blog article on artificial intelligence and energy, and more.
Green Career 1.0 and 2.0 Workshops

Green Career Workshop 1.0: What’s Your Green Career Plan? 
(8:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Our Green Career Workshop will provide you with insights on your career strengths and preferences and how these can be tailored for application to the new “green” economy, e,g., clean energy, sustainability, circular economy, resiliency, etc. It provides experiential activities designed to guide you in developing an actionable career plan. Registration includes a workbook with exercises and resources.

Green Career Workshop 2.0: What’s the Best “Fit” for Your Career Path?
 (1:30 – 5:00 pm)

This workshop builds on the insights and practices from the Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop and we encourage you to take this workshop as a prerequisite, although it is not required.  Participants will be asked to bring their Green Career Plan, developed in the Green Career Workshop 1.0, as a foundation for the Green Career 2.0 workshop. This workshop provides experiential activities designed to guide you in the next step on your actionable career plan.

Learn more here on our website.
EQ Skills for Green Leaders
Our environmental challenges today are real. We believe everyone is a Green Leader – but we can’t do it all alone.

This workshop will provide you with effective leadership and management strategies for working with colleagues, staff members, senior leaders, and volunteers as a Green Leader.

At this workshop, you will:

  • Network with fellow Green Leaders
  • Identify strategies for effectively engaging and activating others in support of Green outcomes
  • Gain management and leadership skills for propelling your Green Career forward
  • Receive a 50+page report personalized report based on a pre-assessment you complete, including strategies, tools, and resources for effective relational and transformative leadership.

Learn more at our workshop web page. Earlier bird (until March 29th) and student/jobseeker discounts available.
What's New On the Blog?

By Miriam Aczel

How are artificial intelligence (AI) technologies helping to enhance and optimize energy consumption, improve energy storage, lower energy costs, and facilitate the transition to lower carbon electricity, heating, transportation, and other sectors? Learn more about these developments in this article that also touches on nuclear fusion!
Events & Other Happenings You Might
Be Interested In
Arlington EcoAction Annual Meeting, March 13th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, Washington Lee High School - Leaders in Energy will be one of the Exhibitors. One focus will be on watershed protection. Register here.

The  U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards  recognize rising women working in a variety of fields to advance clean energy. Each winner receives an $8,000 award and national recognition. Winners of the 8 th  Annual C3E Awards will be announced at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium later this year. Nomination submissions for the 2019 U.S. C3E Awards will be accepted from February 26, 2019 through April 10, 2019. 


Janine Finnell
Executive Director

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