“Addressing climate risk is not a distraction from solving our
economic problems. My friends, addressing climate risk
means re-tooling our world—it means that every factory and
power plant, every home and office, every rail line and
highway, every vehicle, locomotive and plane, every school and
hospital, must be modernized, upgraded, renovated or replaced
with something cleaner, more efficient, less wasteful.”
— Richard Trumka, President, AFL/CIO, January 12, 2012
A WORKSHOP ON JOBS AND THE CLIMATE
THIS Wednesday, June 20, 2012
5:45 pm (with food) – 8:30 pm
Musicians Union Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave.
(between NE Everett and Flanders, south of Sandy Blvd.)
- How can we create jobs while addressing the climate crisis?
- How can we work together to ensure that these are good jobs?
- How does the Governor’s 10-Year Energy Plan address these issues?
Jeremy Hays of Clean Energy Works Oregon* and Green for All.*
Jeremy works on public policies to tie climate work to creating pathways to prosperity
and developing living-wage jobs.
FACILITATOR: Barbara Byrd, Oregon AFL-CIO*
BLUE RESPONDER: Ben Nelson, Laborersʼ International Union of North America*
GREEN RESPONDER: Jana Gastellum, Oregon Environmental Council*
Energy: Ted Gleichman, Sierra Club* & Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy*
Weatherization, Efficiency, & Conservation: Laurie King, Jobs with Justice*
Transportation: Dave King, Jobs with Justice*
Endorsed by: Portland Jobs with Justice,
Economic Crisis Committee
Here are a couple of short videos: 1) beautiful and scary and 2) funny
For more information: 503-286-5850
*Organizational affiliations shown for identification only