Dear Friend,

We are excited to announce our 6th annual “Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions Awards” – The Four Gen Awards! The Awards Program and Holiday Celebration will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019. (Venue to be announced).

These awards recognize multigenerational leadership and talent that are helping us to advance technological, economic, and social solutions for the health and benefit of our planet in each of the four generations in the workplace, e.g., World War II, Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial/Gen Z.
This year's theme is “Alliances for Action: Coalitions, Collaborations, and Partnerships."

When problems are large or highly complex – sometimes called “wicked” – this is where coalitions, collaborations, and partnerships can make all the difference! The recent Climate March is a great example of how individuals and organizations can come together to change the world for the better. Developing a shared agenda and taking collaborative action is key for success!

The awardees will share their insights at our event to help inspire action and leadership for others to be similarly encouraged to step up and a difference-maker. See more details on this year's theme and submit your nominations below. (See past awardees, themes, and previous events here).  

In This Publication
  • Green Job Openings
  • Green Career Momentum
  • Leaders in Energy Events
  • Other Events
  • New Blogs
  • Bookmarked
Green Jobs Openings
BlueGreen Alliance - Policy Advisor
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - Policy Fellow
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - Communications Associate
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments - Two climate and energy specialists and a Deputy Executive Director
Montgomery County Green Bank, Chief Investment Officer
World Wildlife Fund - Science Outreach Associate
World Resources Institute - AEP Grant Management Consultant
World Resources Institute - CAEP Senior Grant Management Consultant
U.S. Green Building Council - Energy Programs Client Solutions Lead
Green Career Momentum
Plug Into Your Green Career: Green Career Momentum Launches on Tuesday Oct 22 (online)

Are you at a crossroads as you consider your next career move in the Green Economy? 

Have you been inspired by Leaders in Energy members and speakers working in green jobs whom you’ve met at our events?

Is this your year to land the Green Job you’ve been dreaming about?

Are you looking to land, create, pivot into, or move up into your dream green job?

Green Career Momentum (GCM)  is a career development program and job network for those seeking new opportunities. This program is for you if you are seeking to:

• Clarify or hone your Green Career Plan and develop your Green Career Portfolio
• Strengthen your Personal Brand as a Green Leader
• Map out or refine your Green Career Search Strategy
• Expand your knowledge of the Green Economy and the skills that potential hiring organizations
are seeking
• Understand the mindset and expectations of Human Resources professionals, and gain tips for
working with them effectively
• Tips and strategies for enhancing your interview effectiveness, including interviewing and
storytelling skills, establishing your credibility and building rapport, and valuable post-interviewing
• Grow and expand your network of fellow Green Leaders

The program consists of:

  • Six Group Coaching sessions (90 minutes each) conducted bi-weekly online via Zoom, that guide you in developing your Green Career Portfolio as part of your Green Career search.
  • Three coaching sessions (30 minutes each) as part of the program. These are one-on-one sessions with Coach Dr. Beth Offenbacker that can be used to work on your search strategy, conduct practice interviews, or other aspects of your Green Career Portfolio.
  • The program includes a comprehensive workbook with exercises and resources.

The GCM Group Coaching Program is led by Coach and Green Career Workshop Leader Beth Offenbacker, PhD. Beth is the Director of Training & Development for Leaders in Energy, and she co-designed and leads the Green Career Workshops offered by LE. The Green Career Portfolio is a component of the four-part Green Career Map™ developed by Dr.Offenbacker.

Registration $197 Early Bird (Before Oct 15) $227 Regular Sessions are held via Zoom and all are recorded. Participation is limited.


Tuesday, Oct 22,
Tuesday, Nov 5
Tuesday, Nov 19
Tuesday, Dec 3
Tuesday. Dec 17
Tuesday, Jan 7
All sessions are from 6:30-8 pm Eastern.

PLUS l earn more about our Green Career Momentum (GCM) program at our free Info Session on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
Leaders in Energy Events
CHARGE2019 Conference in Iceland
Sept. 30th-Oct. 1st in Reykjavik
Leaders in Energy will be participating in CHARGE, the knowledge and networking platform for energy brands, in Iceland this September 30th and October 1st.
Circular Economy Working Group
October 23, 2019, 6-8 pm, We Work Dupont Circle, Washington DC
Host: Leaders in Energy
Hear Stella Turnay on biophilic cities and how this relates to the circular economy.
Interested in Helping to Make an Impact and Meeting
Other Like-Minded Individuals?

We will be conducting two Leaders in Energy strategic planning sessions on 10/19 and 11/2 at the Arlington Westover Library. The October session will examine sustainable funding approaches and models for LE. The November session will focus on broader strategic planning to help us shape our vision and programs for 2020 and beyond. If you are interested in getting further involved with our LE community, come and join us for either or both of these sessions! Contact to RSVP.
Other Events of Interest
7th Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Annual Job Fair
Oct. 11th at the University of Maryland - A. James Clark Hall 
Host: AEE - National Capital Chapter
The event will be an excellent opportunity for students and professionals to make contact with leading companies in energy, engineering, sustainability, consulting, and project management. 
U.S. Green Building Council: Net Zero Schools Summit
Oct. 17th at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD
Host: USGBC National Capital Region Community
The very first DMV Net Zero Schools Summit!
Benefits of the Smart Grid and What is on the Horizon
18 Oct 2019 12:00 PM (EDT), Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Host: The National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics
EcoExtravaganza 2019
Oct. 18th at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
Host: Arlington EcoAction
This event will celebrate our waterways from source to sea.
Maryland Clean Energy Center Conference
October 22nd at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Host: Maryland Clean Energy Center
Learn More . (Early bird registration ends on Sept. 20).
New Blogs
If you would like to write an article for our blog, please contact Miriam Aczel at: Visit our website to see even more great blogs!
By: Janine Finnell
This article reports on Panel One from the Green Jobs Forum with specialists from around the DMV.
By: Xavier Vergara and Janine Finnell
This article provides highlights from the Green Jobs Forum and links to resources provided by panelists who have landed or created green jobs.
By: Tom Neltner, Boma Brown-West and Michelle Harvey
If you have an article that is published or have recommendations on content that is relevant to our community, please share with
At the Virginia Clean Energy Summit on 9/17, Virginia Governor Ralph Northram announced a new Executive Order 43 on "Expanding Access to Clean Energy and Growing the Clean Energy Jobs of the Future." See more here.
Photo Memories from Climate Strike March in DC

Here are a number of photos of the posters and messages from the Climate Strike March that I attended on September 20th in Washington DC.
It was fun to see this dinosaur again (from an earlier Climate March and the Science March)
Thought this was a great message!
Leaders in Energy Strategic Messaging Guru, Carol McCaffrey
This high-level synthesis report convened by the Science Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 warns that oceans and polar areas are seeing dire changes.

This report was also highlighted in this recent article in the Washington Post.
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Janine Finnell
Executive Director

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