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jen pic mTHE HOST  After a 20-year career as an instructional designer/entrepreneur and college teacher, and three years of environmental sustainability leadership in her community, Jen Boudrie saw a clear need to connect people and resources and created the Massachusetts Green Career Conference which she facilitates with the support of an Advisory and On-SIte Conference Team.


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The first annual Massachusetts Green Career Conference was held 8am-noon, October 2, 2009 at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA. It was a successful forum for experts and exhibitors who provided green career guidance for jobseekers, a forum for stakeholders (government, businesses, colleges, individuals), current news from business & industry experts, and networking opportunities. This conference attracted over 300 people and was sold out 5 days in advance.


Kevin Doyle, an expert and author on the green economy and environmental careers and co-chair of the New England Clean Energy Council’s Workforce Development Group, has been tracking and analyzing the world of “green jobs” for more than twenty years.


Alex Risley Schroeder, Amy Beaudet, Amy Perlmutter, Bill Bean, Dave Wilkens, David Graziano, Dmitriy Nikolayev, Erin Travassos, Gabe Shapiro, Jamie Eldridge, Jeanette Wicks-Lim, Jonathan Klavens, Julie Galvin-Smith, Kevin Doyle, Kristen Fleming, Loren Walker, Lynn Benander, Marybeth Campbell, Martin Zogram, Meg Lusardi, Nancy Keenan, Nancy Savoie, Nancy Snyder, Navjeet Singh, Patrick Burke, Paul Marquis, Ron Gillooly, Susanne Morreale Leeber, Tom Goodrow, Victoria Matthew


Career Resources & Training


Government Initiatives

What is a Green Career?

Find Your Niche & Market Yourself

The Green Job Forecast in MA

Get the Training You Need

Build Your Green Network

Workforce Training Funds

Certification Programs

What Companies are Hiring?

Green Communities & Local Jobs


SPONSORS  Green Workforce Training, MA Clean Energy Center, Mass Green Initiative

EXHIBITORS  A123Systems, Bandgap, Brookfield Power, Cadmus Group, DEP, EEA, ICF International, Next Step Living, NStar, Wood Pellets, Qteros, Rise Engineering, Sun Wind, Clean Energy Center, DOER/Green Communities, Commonwealth Corporation, Alt E University, Green Mass Institute /Springfield Technical Community College, Green Planning and Coaching, HeatSpring, UMass, Clark University, Wentworth Institute, Other Massachusetts colleges and institutes


  • Coffee and tea were Fair Trade and organic.
  • Breakfast items were purchased from a local Massachusetts bakery.
  • Reusable dishware (glass, ceramic, metal) instead of disposable (paper, plastic)
  • The estimated 2.7 tons of C02 created by this event from car travel and electricity use was offset by a donation to www.LiveCooler.org to install energy efficient lighting in 7 low-income family homes in Massachusetts to save 4.7 tons of C02 and $2350 over five years.
  • Ridesharing to this event was available through Viamerge.

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2009 The first Massachusetts Green Career Conference     Photo by  Matt Baldelli