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April 22, 2013

Scenes from Good Jobs, Green Jobs

Last week in Washington, D.C., labor union members, environmentalists, business owners, community leaders, and elected officials from across the nation came together for the Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2013 national conference. These broad interests gathered to engage in one of the nation's largest discussions on how to address the climate crisis by building a cleaner, more-efficient economy that creates good-paying American jobs.

The conference featured leaders like House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse sharing their ideas about building strategic partnerships to fight for a clean energy economy. One of the first panels featured the Sierra Club's Michael Brune as well as labor leaders Larry Cohen of the Communications Workers of America, Mike Fishman of Service Employees International Union, Leo Gerard of the United Steelworkers, and David Foster of the BlueGreen Alliance for a discussion of how the labor and environmental movements can come together to build a strong economy and a cleaner environment. 

Sierra Club Media Team Intern Kristen Elmore put together this video from the session -- check it out!:

Sierra Club Good Jobs Green Jobs from Kristen E on Vimeo.

--Sierra Club Media Team

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