Agenda

REGISTRATION 8:30 – 9:00 am

KEYNOTE 9:00 – 9:40

Welcome
Jack Buckley Director, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, State of Massachusetts

Sustainability
Building a just, sustainable, and prosperous future is at the top of the leadership list for many in Massachusetts.
Bob Massie 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate

Clean Energy
Hear about Massachusetts’ proposed legislation for 100% renewables, clean energy workforce development fund, job training and placement assistance in the clean energy field.
Jamie Eldridge Massachusetts State Senator

EmCee
Kevin Doyle Principal, Green Economy; Workforce Development Consultant, Northeast Clean Energy Council

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
9:45 – 10:20

K-12 Schools as Sustainability Learning Labs
Understanding sustainability and how the planet works should be part of K-12 core curriculum. School facilities and grounds can be learning labs for students.
Katherine Walsh Sustainability and Environmental Resources Manager, Boston Public Schools

Clean Energy Update
The clean energy sector in Massachusetts continues to report sustained growth.
Kevin Doyle Principal, Green Economy; Workforce Development Consultant, Northeast Clean Energy Council

For Love of Land and Wildlife
Successful land conservation and wildlife protection requires vision, advocacy, and an abiding love of nature. Learn about major conservation employers in Massachusetts.
Craig MacDonnell Chief of Wildlife Lands, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, State of Massachusetts

10:25 – 11:00

State Government
The State of Massachusetts is the largest green employer in Massachusetts.  Learn about departments dedicated to energy and the environment, employment opportunities, and how to pursue employment.
TBA Human Resources Staff, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), State of Massachusetts

The Ocean: Explore Education and Careers
Marine habitats are the largest ecosystems on earth.  Learn about a marine and environmental program and careers that help us understand and protect our precious oceans and marine ecosystems.
Liz Magee Program Manager and Diving Safety Officer, Three Seas Program, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University

11:05 – 11:40

Careers in Sustainability
Learn about landing a job in sustainability and essential knowledge for the work involved.
Maureen Hart Executive Director, International Society of Sustainability Professionals

Municipalities, Green Infrastructure, Jobs
Environmental issues are at the top of the list in many communities. Hear from a municipal leader pursuing innovative green infrastructure. Also hear from a national expert and consultant on green infrastructure jobs for Jobs For the Future.
Keith Bergman  Town Administrator, Town of Littleton; Climate Reality Leadership Corps Mentor; President, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Kevin Doyle Principal, Green Economy; Workforce Development Consultant, Northeast Clean Energy Council

Endangered Species
What careers help protect our planet and all life on it? As species and ecosystems decline, jobs related to protecting endangered species become increasingly important.  Hear what is happening in the state and in communities.
Staff Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, State of Massachusetts

LUNCH 11:45 – 12:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

12:50 – 1:25

Land A Job that Makes a Difference – Workshop
What’s your eco career goal?  What do you need to do to get there?  What do you need to learn?  How do you gain the experience required? Get your questions answered here.
Amanda Peters Associate Director & Career Coach, Harvard Kennedy School

Pollution Prevention
There are a myriad of careers that help prevent pollution of our land, air and water.  Why are they important?  Where can you find them? Everywhere.
Rick Reibstein Lecturer, Environmental Law, Boston University and Harvard Extension School; retired Senior Environmental Analyst, Office of Technical Assistance, State of Massachusetts

1:30 – 2:05

Employer Panel
Human Resource/Recruiters describe their hiring processes, current job openings, and future prospects.
HR Representatives, Employers

Emerging Energy Trends
Renewable energy is continuing to advance at the state and local levels. Energy storage, grid edge, and transportation trends are rapidly growing. Get a glimpse of this new energy wave and changes to come.
Kavita Ravi Director of Strategic Analysis, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife – Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of this LEED Platinum building and the working environment of Mass Wildlife staff.
Susan Sacco Assistant to the Director, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
(Limited to 12 people)

2:10 – 2:45
CLOSING PLENARY

Climate Reality
Has anyone catalyzed the growth of greener careers, clean energy and sustainability more than Al Gore?  His movie, An Inconvenient Truth, motivated people around the world to work at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  He’s trained thousands to give presentations on Climate Reality.  Keith Bergman was one of the first fifty trained by Al Gore in his barn back in 2006.  Keith will present the updated 2017 version the Climate Reality slide show with crystal clear visuals about climate change and data about progress in clean energy around the world in recent years.
Keith Bergman  Town Administrator, Town of Littleton; Climate Reality Leadership Corps Mentor; President, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

RECEPTION 2:50 – 3:30

More to come!