Now it's time to look at the practical strategies for creating real green jobs on the ground.
Meet with leaders in all sectors to hear about how Green Jobs call go from visiollto reality.
Forum Keynote: Robert Pollin
Robert Pollin is the founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and one of the leading researchers on green jobs in North America. He co-authored the reports "Job Opportunities for the Green Economy" (June 2008) and "Green Recovery" (September 2008) which explore the broader economic benefits of large-scale investments in a clean-energy economy in the U.S. He is also the author of "Building the Green Economy: Employment Effects of Green Energy Investments for Ontario."
12:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Robert Pollin, Political Economy Research Institute
2:00 p.m. Workshops
- Municipal Financing for Green Retrofits
- Green Schools
- Creating Green Jobs Strategies for Ontario
3:00 p.m. Closing Address: Michael Peck, Gamesa: 'Converting Idle Factories to Successful Green Industries'
Municipal Financing for Green Retrofits: Learn how municipalities can lead and finance green energy projects for homes by making energy efficiency retrofits and renewable energy installations and make money at the same time.
Green Schools: Schools can be leaders in the practice of green energy and in the learning that supports it. Hear about how schools across the country are showing the way forward.
Creating Green Jobs Strategies for Ontario: Strategies to move communities into a green economic future are being created by leaders from all sectors. Learn about the latest strategies for effective implementation of green energy plans.