“Green Jobs Now” Event Kicks Off a National Day of Action in the Ocean State

~ Community discussion regarding “Greening the Rhode Island Economy”

~  “I’m Ready” petition signing and photo opportunities as part of a national day of action that brings together diverse groups and individuals calling on the government to make a greater investment in green jobs and clean energy.  Full program available upon request.

: Saturday September 27, 2008, from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks – Greg Gerritt, Founder, Rhode Island Prosperity Project
Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Remarks – David Cicilline, Mayor of Providence
Keynote Speech – The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator (9:45 AM)

Panel of experts

Mrs. Connie McGreavy, Chair-Elect, RI Green Building Council (also, panel moderator)
Dr. Joseph Ilaqua, Professor of Economics, Bryant University
Mr. Al Durand, Business Manager, Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 99*
Mr. Steven Kitchin, VP Corporate Education and Training, New England Institute of Technology
Mr. Anthony Hubbard, Program Director, YouthBuild*
Rep. Art Handy, Sustainable RI Coordinator, Apeiron Institute of Sustainable Living*
* Indicates affiliation with the Green Jobs Alliance

: New England Institute of Technology, 2480 Post Road Warwick, RI in the Student Lounge

Green Jobs Now 
is a national day of action that will bring tens of thousands of people together to stage hundreds of grassroots events throughout the country.  People will demonstrate readiness to build an inclusive green economy, strong enough to lift people out of poverty and curb global warming.

To register for the free RI event, please go to http:/www.GreeningRIEconomy.com and click on REGISTER, send email to [email protected], or call Greg Gerritt at 621-8048.