Green Jobs Panel Overview

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Overview of the panel on Green Jobs at the 2012 Hawaii Environmental Education Symposium. Presented by Pauline Sato, Executive and Program Director, Malama Learning Center.

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Green Jobs Panel Overview

  1. 1. Green Jobs Panel
  2. 2.  Gain a better understanding of green internship and fellowship programs in Hawaii that expose students to career options related to the environment Develop ideas on how to better integrate existing programs and grow them to better serve the needs of students and schools Raise awareness of the HELP and facilitate discussion of ways in which to implement it
  3. 3. Hawai`i DLIR defines five core areas as green: Generate clean, renewable, sustainable energy Reduce pollution and waste; conserve natural resources; recycle Energy efficiency Educational, training and support of a green workforce Natural, environmental-friendly production
  4. 4. The Hawai„i Department of Labor andIndustrial Relations‟ 2010 report on Hawaii‟sgreen workforce identified green jobs in 203occupations across 19 major industry groups.The report forecasts a 26% increase in greenemployment between 2010 and 2012, muchfaster than the 1% increase projected forstatewide employment.
  5. 5.  Hawai`i DLIR reports Website: Greenjobshawaii.org
  6. 6.  Addresses green jobs: K-12 Exposure/Internships/mentorships Business partnerships
  7. 7. Integrate EE in K-12 for Environmental LiteracyObjective 3: Increase the availability of green/sustainability career education for students, starting from elementary school
  8. 8. Actions: Work with HIDOE to embed sustainability into all existing career pathways Support and expand programs that expose students to green/sustainability careers so that all students have access to such programs Partner with UH and other institutions of higher education to gain role models and opportunities to learn about sustainability
  9. 9. Integrate EE in K-12 for Environmental LiteracyObjective 5: Develop partnerships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are willing to work with schools and young people.
  10. 10. Actions: Encourage the development of more EE based service learning opportunities with partners Utilize HEEA‟s network of island representatives to conduct outreach to government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses to inform them of school needs in their areas. Seek hands-on projects with faculty and graduate students from UH and other institutions of higher learning that will engage youth in real- life research. Create “case studies” of effective partnership and post them on HEEA‟s website
  11. 11. Provide Sustainable Funding for Environmental LiteracyObjective 3 Collaborate with partners in the nonprofit sector, business, and government to provide at least $500,000 in funding for new paid internship or mentorship programs throughout the state every summer.
  12. 12.  Brant Hi`ikua Chillingworth John Leong Mondenna Jamshidi Sharon Ziegler-Chong

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