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From the 2010 Alliance to Save Energy Green Campus Energy Efficiency Summit – Greening the Campus, Building the Workforce

From the 2010 Alliance to Save Energy Green Campus Energy Efficiency Summit – Greening the Campus, Building the Workforce

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  • 1. Green Campus Support of Career Preparation Morgan King, Campus Lead Sarah Schneider, HSU Project Coordinator
  • 2. What Exactly is a ‘Green’ Job?  Green jobs are those that produce the development of numerous products, processes, and services, which specifically target the reduction of environmental impact. – (Estimating, and Forecasting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries in the U.S. and Colorado: http://www.colorado.gov/energy/in/uploaded_pdf/GreenJobsReportFull.pdf)  Green jobs are those that assist in moving the economy towards preventing or adapting to climate change. – (Green Jobs Guidebook: Employment Opportunities in the New Clean Economy: http://www.edf.org/cagreenjobs) What exactly is a „Green‟ Job?  The clean energy economy comprises five categories (from PEW 2009):
  • 3. Green Jobs Beget More Green Jobs! 2/3 of every energy dollar is exported out of the local economy (DOE, 2002) $$$ kept in community circulation to Green Jobs Beget invest in more jobs More Jobs! kilowatt-hours of energy saved, 40 to For every 30 million 100 jobs are created (UNEP, 2008)!
  • 4. A Growing Sector 4.2 million new green jobs over the next 30 years: 10% new job growth (Conference of Mayor’s Report, Centers of Excellence Key Findings 2008 www.coecc.net) A GROWING SECTOR
  • 5. Demand for Green Workforce • Lack of Workers to Meet Demand – 75% of employers in CA indicate difficulty finding experienced employees • Demand will Continue to Increase – Policy (AB32), Federal funding – Energy Prices on the rise – New Green Workforce Demand fortechnology emerging Source: Centers of Excellence Key Findings 2008 www.coecc.net
  • 6. Meeting the Demand: Preparing the Green Collar Workforce Core components of a Green Workforce development project: Cultivate Build Skills Integrate Long-term and Facilitate into existing Campus Knowledge Access to workforce or and Relevant to Career academic Community a Range of Track Jobs programs Partnership Workers s
  • 7. Humboldt State University GCP • 5 program coordinators • 6-10 interns (per semester) • 3-pronged approach: • Generation of energy savings • Building awareness • Collaborating with stakeholders
  • 8. Green Workforce Projects • For-Academic Credit Internships • Energy Audit Seminars • Green Job Fair/Career Expo • Future of Your Profession speaker panel
  • 9. Green Campus Internships • Partnered with ENVS dept • Since 2008 (began as a class) • Semester-long • 1-2 units • Area-based • Energy Auditing • Tabling & Events • PR & Marketing •Project-based • HEIF intern • The Energy Detective intern • Website & Blogger intern
  • 10. Energy Audit Seminars “Greening Our Campus: An Introduction to Energy Auditing” • Sep 2008, Feb 2009, Sep 2009 • Collaboration with stakeholders –Richard Engel, SERC –HSU Extended Education Program –City of Arcata –Housing (Resident Halls) • Open to students & community members • Opportunity to earn credit
  • 11. Green Job Fair • Partnering with Career Center, Service Learning, and GreenWay Partners, Inc. • GC compiled green employer list • GC develop questionnaire to identify green employers on existing database • GC draft incentive letter to invited employers
  • 12. Future of Your Profession Workshop • Green jobs workshop (March 2010) • Partnering with Career Center • 4 panel speakers • GC possible workshop sponsor
  • 13. Small Group Brainstorm What are some green workforce development projects you can initiate on your campus? Cultivate Build Skills Integrate Long-term and Facilitate into existing Campus Knowledge Access to workforce or and to Career academic Community a Range of Track Jobs programs Partnership Workers s
  • 14. Thank you! Sarah Schneider sys2@humboldt.edu Morgan King Morgan@seiinc.org