The Sierra Club’s North Star Chapter is thrilled to once again be represented at this year’s Good Jobs, Green Jobs Midwest Conference! Environmental, business, labor, elected, and community leaders will be gathering to exchange ideas and build coalitions to preserve our environmental and economic future. The conference will be held May 10-11 in Detroit, Michigan. The Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference is always a great opportunity to network and see new, innovative ideas!
This year, we are particularly excited to be participating in a workshop with many of our terrific allies from Minnesota. The workshop will focus on the achievements and challenges that the Minnesota Solar Works Campaign has experienced so far, and offer some lessons learned for advocates seeking to develop their own coalition-style campaigns in support of renewable energy. The Minnesota Solar Works Campaign encourages growth in the solar energy industry in Minnesota by promoting a solar-friendly business and political climate. Panelists Ken Bradley (Environment MN), Katie Gulley (BlueGreen Alliance), and Lynn Hinkle (MnSEIA) will be joined by Sierra Club’s Justin Fay to discuss the strategies and tactics Minnesota Solar Works used to develop and expand its coalition.
The workshop, Organizing for the Future: The Minnesota Solar Works Campaign will be held Friday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit the GJGJ 2012 Conference website at http://www.greenjobsconference.org/.