Two Days in Atlanta
The Good Jobs, Green Jobs South Conference — held February 23 and 24 in Atlanta — was a tremendous success. Atlanta is a great American city. Filled with wonderful people who made all of us — both the staff that put on the Conference and those attending — feel right at home. We hope they enjoyed having us there as much as we enjoyed being there.
Hundreds of participants from all over the South gathered to hear ideas and share their own on how we can sustain the efforts we’re already making to build a green economy with good jobs that are good for our environment and take them even further.
The 40 workshops were filled with people seeking to learn more and discuss their own successes and failures to help others in their communities from South Carolina to Tennessee to Florida to Texas. We did some blogging about a few of the workshops, you can find the blogs here.
In addition to those informative workshops, we held two plenary sessions with dynamic speakers including Congressman John Lewis, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen, BlueGreen Alliance Jobs21! National Co-Chair Mark Schauer, and many, many more. Visit our Youtube page to check out all the videos, but here’s a video from Congressman Lewis.
Below are the keynotes from the morning and afternoon plenaries on Thursday.
We’re looking forward to the next Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference — taking place in Los Angeles on March 15 and 16. You can join us there by registering and securing your hotel room at a discount rate.
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