Across the U.S., labor and political leaders advocate investment in a green economic recovery to boost employment and address climate change. Last year, Congress passed the Green Jobs Act which, if fully funded, would allocate $125 million to train workers in green trades. The Presidential candidates have sought even greater investments in green infrastructure. What exactly are ‘green-collar’ jobs—and how can New York City create them?
Speakers: Bruce Herman, Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development, New York State Department of Labor Miquela Craytor, Executive Director, Sustainable South Bronx Ramón Cruz, Vice President for Energy and Environment, Partnership for NYC Ed Ott, Executive Director, New York City Central Labor Council
Moderator: Errol Louis, columnist and editorial board member, New York Daily News
Supported by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.