Sowing the Seeds for a Greener Future: Preparing Youth for the Green Economy
Workshop Session I: Tuesday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00
Concentration: Workforce, Economic Development and Youth Education
Creating a greener future will require investments in today’s youth to ensure they have the education, appreciation, ambition and the tools necessary to lead in tomorrow’s green economy. “Sowing the Seeds for a Greener Future” brings together experts from the service, environment, business and government sectors to discuss challenges and opportunities for preparing youth to fully participate in and help lead the transition to a green economy. From direct experience in the natural world, to structured green service opportunities, to classroom learning, panelists will provide recommendations for how we can better prepare youth for the green economy.
Jacqueline Ostfeld, National Youth Representative, Sierra Club
Julie Rodriguez, Director, Office of Youth in Natural Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior
Sally Prouty, President and CEO, The Corps Network
Matthew Browning, Sierra Club Youth Delegate, Children and Nature Network’s Natural Leaders Network
Christine Fanning, Executive Director, The Outdoor Foundation
Recent Blog Posts
- From Sierra Club: Green Fleets = Green Jobs
- From Sierra Club: Scenes From Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From UCS: Could Renewable Energy Power Industrial America? It Already Does!
- From CWA: We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From MCLV: News from the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference
- Dude, Where’s My (Fuel-Efficient) Car?
- Building a Clean Economy Requires Strong Leaders and Perseverance
- Building Our Infrastructure
- How We Get From Dangerous Chemicals to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs