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U.S. secretary of labor and White House Council on Environmental Quality chair to co-host Earth Day roundtable on role of women

U.S. Department of Labor                                                        For Immediate Release

Office of Public Affairs                                                              April 21, 2009

Washington, D.C.                                                                     Contact:  Jennifer Kaplan

Release Number:  09-437-NAT                                               Phone:    202-693-5052

 

 

 

U.S. secretary of labor and White House Council on Environmental Quality

chair to co-host Earth Day roundtable on role of women in the green economy

Women from labor, business, academia, advocacy and training programs to participate

 

WASHINGTONThis Earth Day – Wednesday, April 22 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley will shine a light on the important role that women will play in our green economy by hosting a roundtable with 35 representatives of labor, businesses both large and small, academia, advocacy groups and other green economy experts.

 

Green jobs are playing a critical role in the nation’s economic recovery.  They are essential to re-starting the economy and putting Americans back to work, as well as boosting America’s energy independence.  From refurbishing aging buildings and industries to building future green cities, women have a vital role to play with their hands, minds and innovation.  During this first-of-its-kind roundtable, experts on women and green jobs from across the United States will share strategies for ensuring access to all the green economy has to offer.

 

WHO:             U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley will co-host a conversation with 35 representatives of labor, business, academia, advocacy groups and green economy training programs

 

WHAT:           Earth Day roundtable on women and green jobs

 

WHERE:        U.S. Department of Labor headquarters

200 Constitution Ave. N.W.

Washington, D.C.

 

 



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