Long Beach green jobs

Renewable Energy, Green Jobs & Healthy Foods, Highlight Southern CA Green Economic Council June Speakers Series

green-economic-council On Wednesday, June 26, local residents will be treated to an up close look at several organizations that are lighting up the Long Beach landscape with renewable energy, green jobs & healthy foods. The Southern CA Green Economic Council is proud to present GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization helping low-income families reduce their energy bills by more than half, cut carbon emissions with a clean energy source, and, provide hands-on training experiences for future solar installers in the process.

The U.S. Postal Service Keeps the Holidays Green With Eco-Friendly Shipping

usps green shipping options Holly branches and pine boughs aren’t the only green signs of the holiday season – mailers and shippers can also count on the Postal Service to help them go green, save green, and be green this time of year. “The Postal Service is one of the greenest mailing and shipping companies in the world,” said Thomas G.

Southern California Green Economic Council Meeting Today

go green tech tips Residents are invited to attend the Southern California Green Economic Council Meeting today, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at The Expo. Topic: Energy Efficiency Upgrades and how to create green jobs: Now! Speakers: David Cohen, Program Manager, Energy Upgrade CA.

Green Jobs Workshop Coming Your Way!

hardhat-green-jobs Stellar Organizational Development, LLC, sponsored by Catalyst Community, Green Long Beach and North American School of Green Technology, will be facilitating a free workshop to Long Beach Connected Corridor residents entitled: What the Heck is a Green Collar Job?

Walmart Uses Innovative Thin Film Solar Technology to Increase Renewable Energy Use

solar-panels walmart Thin film is lighter and has a smaller environmental impact than traditional solar panels On September 20, 2010 Walmart announced that it would expand its renewable energy efforts through lighter, lower cost thin film solar technology.

Court Ruling Upholds LA Clean Truck Program

big-rig-truck LA Clean Truck Program Photo by Ben Ostrowsky An unprecedented alliance of U.S. truck drivers and environmental, labor, community, faith, civil rights and public health groups jubilantly cheered the news that a U.S. District judge lifted an injunction and upheld the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program in entirety.

Farm Lot 59 wants to kickstart the future of sustainable food in Long Beach

farm lot 59 fundraising Talk to anyone who has ever followed the “100-mile Diet” and you’re likely to hear stories about food that fills the soul and the unexpected friendships that grow out a search for locally-sourced, fresh foods.

U.S. Veteran Initiative gets $500K to train Vets for jobs in green energy

veterans-job-training The United States Veteran Initiative in Long Beach will receive $500,000 to provide thousands of veterans with green jobs training. It is one of 22 grants, totaling more than $9 million, being awarded nationwide. The grants were announced yesterday by Raymond Jefferson, assistant secretary of the U.S.

The Growing Experience: Urban farm is a vital link in LB’s green supply chain

growing-experience The Growing Experience began in 1996, as a joint collaboration between the Community Development Commission (CDC), County of Los Angeles and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCOOP).  The program seeks to provide public housing residents with an opportunity to access a community garden in an urban setting while also giving them an opportunity to learn valuable skills in the multi-million dollar “green industry” in a paid job-training program.

LBCC to Celebrate its 82nd Commencement Ceremony

Keynote Speaker U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis Keynote Speaker U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) 2010 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Veterans Stadium on Thursday, May 26, 2010 beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony will honor LBCC’s class of 2010 which consists of 1,068 graduates who will receive Associate degrees and 570 students who earned certificates this academic year.

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