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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Grow Your ONLINE Green Business with Go Green Expo!

We are pleased to announce that the Go Green Expo in New York on April 17-19 is sold out!

The Go Green Expo team is continuously working hard to help you market your green products and services through channels that reach eco-conscious consumers and businesses. We are proud to announce the Shop Go Green Online Store, which will launch this April, and will allow you to reach green buyers 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Please go to for information on how to become a vendor partner and enhance your presence at the show. We are excited to bring you this unique opportunity. Join now to get started.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

Last month, the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) joined our friends and partners across the nation in celebrating the passage of the economic recovery package signed by President Barack Obama. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 promises $500 million in funding for green job training nationwide, an issue LPCCD advocated for with its friends at Green for All and the Apollo Alliance. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also provides increased funding, extended tax incentives and grants to encourage renewable energy projects, energy savings and green jobs. Green collar job training and renewable energy programs promise to place America on a path of energy independence and economic renaissance.

According to chair of the newly formed Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), "there is no better moment to move forward aggressively on energy efficiency and creating new sustainable energy and creating jobs in the process." Green job creation must be our most urgent concern.

LPCCD is helping to create a cleaner, greener more energy efficient New Jersey. As a national leader in urban sustainable development, LPCCD Executive Director, Baye Adofo-Wilson, is transforming Newark, New Jersey's historic Lincoln Park, from a low income community to an urban eco-village including green housing, music festivals and urban farming. Baye has been one of the driving forces behind the development of two green collar job training programs. One is an entry level program that focuses on energy auditing and weatherization. The other program is geared toward developing the mechanical construction trades and renewable energy.

As part of the urban eco-village, LPCCD completed the first US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design mixed-use and multi-family, affordable housing project in State of New Jersey. This is also the City of Newark's first mixed-use housing project with solar power panels, which were installed by local residents.

The State of New Jersey is well positioned to engage its communities in building a green economy. However, New Jersey will only realize a sustainable economy by using renewable energy, conserving energy and developing partnerships and training programs that create career pathway out of poverty jobs.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Good jobs, Green Jobs Conference

It was very inspiring to attend the green jobs expo on February 5, 2009 in Washington, DC.
The Expo showcased booths from academic institutions, manufacturers, nonprofit agencies, corporations and others who are committed to educating, hiring, training and developing workers in a wide range of green jobs.
The Expo is part of the Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, had an approximate attendance of more than 1,500 people (my best guess, based on expectations) representing local, state and federal policy makers; labor; business; the environment and public health; economic and workforce development specialists; investors; and scientists and technology experts.

For those of you who want to participate in the green jobs movement across America, these are the people who you need to connect with.

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