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Green Jobs Policy - How Do we Scale Green Jobs?

Tuesday, 09/14/2010 14:33  |  by Joel Thomas

I'm writing from the Green Jobs Policy Panel at the 2010 SJF Summit. The panelists spoke about community based policies that help to create green jobs as well as broad trends in green jobs policy.

Last Chance to Register for the SJF Summit

Friday, 09/10/2010 13:10  |  by Erin Payne

Register Today for the SJF Summit on the New Green Economy: Accelerating Growth and Impact, September 14-15. This year's Summit will provide the platform for a diverse group of powerful players in the green economy to network, share information and learn new strategies to take and apply in their work and community.

New SJF Summit Panel Session Announced on Green Building Training Strategies

Thursday, 09/09/2010 20:38  |  by Erin Payne

When innovative developers and communities set green standards, it can be hard to find trade partners with green skills. This panel will discuss strategies and opportunities to engage existing contractors and builders in greening and providing green job training in any community.

Building the Momentum for Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, 09/07/2010 14:37  |  by Erin Payne

Dr. Robert WallaceJoin us as we welcome Dr. Robert Wallace, President and CEO of BITHENERGY as the lunchtime keynote speaker on September 14 at the SJF Summit on the New Green Economy. Dr. Wallace is an accomplished entrepreneur who will share his lessons learned in the founding and operation of three companies, BITHENERGY, LLC, BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc. and Entreteach Learning Systems, LLC in the green economy.

The "People" Side of "People, Planet, Profit"

Friday, 09/03/2010 16:49  |  by Anne Claire Broughton

Sustainability is often defined as businesses and other activities that take into account people, planet, and profit. “Planet” clearly refers to environmental impacts, and “profit” means making money and being financially sustainable. But the “people” side is less well defined.

One of SJF Advisory Services’ goals is to help provide this definition.

Last Chance to Apply for the Green Jobs Award

Tuesday, 08/31/2010 14:18  |  by Erin Payne

GJA-Award-Logo-smDon't miss out on this opportunity to be recognized as a business making valuable contributions to both the economy and the environment. The Green Jobs Award stage 1 application deadline is today. The Green Jobs Award is the  first ever award that will identify, recognize, and promote companies that are leaders in creating green jobs.

Who’s Coming to the SJF Summit

Wednesday, 08/25/2010 18:24  |  by Anne Claire Broughton

Networking is always a key part of any event, so we wanted to give a sense of who has registered so far for the SJF Summit on the New Green Economy.

The most common job titles of attendees are CEO, COO, Managing Partner, President, Principal and Director.

As of right now, our registrants break down into the following categories:

Business:  56.92%
Capital:  12.31%
Community (economic developers and community groups):  10.77%

Conference Rate for SJF Summit Lodging Deadline This Friday

Tuesday, 08/17/2010 18:32  |  by Erin Payne

Space is quickly running out for our second annual SJF Summit on the New Green Economy: Accelerating Growth and Impact. This dynamic convening of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and economic developers from around the country will address success stories, opportunities, challenges, and strategies for building a strong green economy with opportunities for all.

SJF Summit Keynotes Announced

Tuesday, 08/03/2010 13:53  |  by Erin Payne

SJF is pleased to announce the 2010 keynote speakers for this year's SJF Summit on the New Green Economy.  Join us on September 14 as Bruce Kahn from Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors sets the stage for the Summit with his opening overview of the current status of the green economy and cleantech investment. Dr.

Apply Now for Green Jobs Award

Sunday, 08/01/2010 19:54  |  by Erin Payne