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The Massachusetts Green Career Conference connects stakeholders from education, business and nonprofits, and green career ready candidates to advance workforce and sustainable development.


Green Workforce Training and Associates
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Chelsea Green Publishing


Exhibits are open 8am-4pm.
Exhibitors offer career resources and job opportunities.
Meet exhibitors who are accepting resumes.  See job openings below.

Ameresco  Green, Clean, Sustainable Solutions
Antioch University New England  Educating for Sustainability
Astrum Solar  Switch to Solar
Boston Architectural College   Sustainable Design
Clark University  International Development, Community, Environment

The Conway School  Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design
Co-op Power  Good Green Jobs
Conservation Solutions Corporation  Energy, Water and Renewables
Cornelia Shipley  Career Coach & Author

DREAM Collaborative  Architecture, Urban Development, LEED Consulting
Marlboro College Graduate School  Managing for Sustainability
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection  Employment, Internships, Recruiting for Diversity
Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance  Standardizing Home Energy Ratings

Next Step Living  Employment Opportunities
Planet Aid  For the Environment, For People
RGS Energy  Take Control of  Your Power Bill
RISE Engineering  Helping to Make a World of Difference
Solar Flair  Clean Energy Solutions

UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation
UMass Boston  Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
UMass Boston College of Management
Unity College  America’s Environmental College
Weston and Sampson  Environmental Infrastructure Consultants

Meet exhibitors accepting resumes for these jobs:

Account Executive: Energy, Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy
Account Executive, Energy Management
Account Representative
Accounts Payable Analyst – Energy Efficiency & Renewables
Administrative Assistants
Application Developer in Information Technology
Building Weatherization, Energy Specialists
Community Solar Inside Sales Specialist (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Crew Lead, Weatherization
Community Solar Sales Specialist in Training (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Customer Service Associate
Ductless Mini Split Advisor
Electrical Engineer
Energy Engineers
Energy Efficiency Crew Member
Energy Sales Representative
Energy Specialist
Engineer – Solar Field Technician
Engineer – Solar System Designer
Environmental Analyst
Environmental Engineer
Field Manager
Finance Manager, Public Finance
Finance and Administration Manager
Financial Analyst in Strategy & Operations
Geotechnical Engineer
Green Jobs Coordinator
HVAC Controls Energy Specialists
HVAC Sales Advisor
Home Energy Advisor
Inside Sales Recovery Representative – Rehash (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Inside Sales Representative (Part Time) (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Inventory Coordinator – Solar
Journeyman Electrician
Journeyman Electrician (Solar)
Junior Crew Member
Laboratory Analyst
Lead PV Installer
Licensed Electrician (Solar)
Lighting Systems Energy Specialists
Marketing Manager
Mechanical Engineer
Neighborhood Marketing Representative
Office Manager, Energy Efficiency & Renewables
Outreach Event Representative (Part Time)
Project Assistant
Payroll Specialist (Part Time)
Project Manager, Residential Solar Installations
PV Electrician (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
PV System Installation Foreman
Residential Energy Efficiency Technicians
Residential Energy Specialist
Residential Sales Associates (Solar)
Route Driver (box truck)
SQL Data Analyst
Sales Manager (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Sales – Solar Consultant
Senior Financial Analyst in Strategy & Operations
Senior IT Support Analyst (Network Administrator)
Senior Landscape Architect
Software Developer/Application Support
Solar Consultant
Solar Electrician, Renewable Energy Operations
Solar Electrician
Solar Installer
Solar Journeyman Electrician
Solar Operations Associate (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Solar Production Manager
Solar Project Lead
Solar Sales Advisor
Solar Site Auditor (Solar, Windows, HVAC)
Structural Engineer
Utility Data Analyst, Energy Efficiency Renewables
Warehouse Staff Manager
Wastewater Operator – North Shore
Weatherization Crew Leader
Weatherization Insulation Installer
Weatherization & Insulation Technician
Windows Sales Advisor
and more….


schedule gcc 8.13.14


Click on highlighted names to see presentations.



A Swathe of People, A Spectrum of Skills – What it Takes to Make Environmentalism Work
Based on a dramatic battle fought through the Supreme Court The Snail Darter and the Dam (Yale Press) is the classic story of the American environmental movement to protect human and wildlife ecosystems.  Hear from its inspiring lawyer and author who proves that environmental-related careers are the foundation for a more sustainable future.
Zygmunt Plater  Professor of Environmental Law, Boston College
Kevin Doyle  Principal, Green Economy; Workforce Development Chair, New England Clean Energy Council


Make Your Career Greener
Are you ready to transform the life and work you love into something passionate and purposeful?  There is no time like the present to make it happen.   
Cornelia Shipley  Coach and Author, Design Your Life

Sustainability Management – Is it For You?
Two sustainability managers describe their careers, work and responsibilities with diverse stakeholders in this growing field.
Brent Wasser  Manager, Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program, Williams College
Kate Hanley  Program Coordinator, Environmental Defense Fund

Urban Gardening & Farming
Opportunities for urban and regional food production are growing and are key to future sustainability.  Hear about current trends.
Rose Arruda  Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Agriculture
Derek Christianson  Farmer, Brix Bounty Farm; Board of Directors, SE Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership & Northeast Organic Farming Association

The world of biking whether for commuter transport, sports, or recreation is moving forward.  An expanding infrastructure of trails, products, and services offer a plethora of career opportunities.
Galen Mook  Marketing and Advocacy, Landry’s Bicycles


Bridging Education and Career Gaps
What do we need to know about navigating career pathways?  What can employers and educators do to harness talent?  Connecting education and careers requires STEM, internships, co-op education, workforce training programs, and more.
Joyce Mayln-Smith  Managing Project Director, Education Development Center
James Jolicoeur  Superintendent, Leominster Public Schools
Tamika Jacques PhD  Director, Workforce Development Programs, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Environmental Entrepreneurs
Hear from entrepreneurs creating eco-related careers for themselves and others.  Learn about start ups and established businesses, and resources that support them.
Jason Hanna  Co-Founder, Greentown Labs
Chad Sumner  Principal, SumCo Eco Contracting; member, NE Environmental Business Council

Linking Human & Wildlife EcoSystems
Working to protect and restore native wildlife and habitats is essential for ecological health. Learn about designing effective citizen action initiatives and interactions with government.  Hear about opportunities for citizens to carry their environmental analysis into the practical world of government and business.
Zygmunt Plater  Professor, Boston College; Author
Mary Griffin  Commissioner, Massachusetts Fish, Wildlife & Environmental Law

Environmental Research & Strategy
Learn about research, writing, and targeting the right audience to pave the way for policy and social change.  Effective communication skills advance environmental causes and one’s own career.
Heidi Garrett Peltier  Assistant Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), UMass Amherst
Emily Avery-Miller  External Relations Manager, Environment Northeast
Mark Myles  Training Program Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)


Businesses & Organizations that Are Hiring
Learn about businesses & agencies, current openings, and future prospects.
Michelle Waters Ekanem  Director, Civil Rights Diversity & Outreach, MA Department of Environmental Protection
Dan Cook  President, Conservation Solutions
Katie McVey  Senior Recruiting Manager, Next Step Living
Matt Arner  Owner, Solar Flair
Jackson Fernandes  Market Manager, Planet Aid
Lauren Rowe  Director, Human Resources, Ameresco
Brian McCormack  Team Leader, Weston and Sampson
Eileen Barrett Energy Specialist Supervisor, RISE Engineering
Kevin Clark  Sales Manager – New England, RGS Energy
Laura Porter  Green Jobs Coordinator, Co-op Power
Jill Appel Representative, Astrum Solar

Supply Chain Management
Learn from a supply chain recruiter and a sustainable supply chain manager who work with many stakeholders to reduce the environmental impacts of materials that companies procure, process, and distribute products to consumers.
Bob Mcinturff  President, McInturff Associates
Bridget Ferrari  Sustainable Supply Chain Manager, National Grid

Sustainable Living
Make a rewarding career from helping others live more sustainably.  Hear from rainmakers whose practical solutions create greener horizons for themselves, their clients, and the planet.
Ben Barkan  Owner, Home Harvest
Mark King  Owner, Kings Berry Farm

Green Tourism
Learn about the greener side of tourism –  food, lodging, mobility, and recreation.  Opportunities exist to engage, educate, and employ many people in eco-tourism.
Dan Ruben  Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
Robert Billington  President, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council


Educating Our Future Workforce
How do we mold the next-gen workforce?  Real world experience, on-the-job training, placement assistance, and ongoing support offer greater promise for educator, employee, and employer success.
Adrian Dahlin  Director of Admissions, Conway School, Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design
Laura Porter  Green Jobs Coordinator, Co-op Power

Business Incubator Services
Where can you find eco-minded rising business stars?  Business incubators provide professional business development services to diverse individuals in the green economy.
Joan Popolo  Program Director, Association of Clean Tech Incubators of New England (ACTION)

Architecture & Resilience  
Learn about the skills and knowledge practitioners bring to the table for urban planning and sustainable development.  Urban design and mapping analytics mitigate environmental risks and ensure a safer future.
Greg Minott  Co-Founder & Architect, DREAM Collaborative
Troy Depeiza Co-Founder & Architect, DREAM Collaborative
John Gravelin  Director, GIS Development, Linnean Solutions
Hannah Clark  Project Manager, Linnean Solutions

Clean Energy
Massachusetts now has 615 MW of solar installed.  The State ranked No.2 in the nation in clean energy technology in the “U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index 2013”.  Hear about clean energy policy and job creation in Massachusetts where clean energy jobs are growing.
Jamie Eldridge  State Senator, Massachusetts
Kevin Doyle  Principal, Green Economy; Workforce Development Chair, New England Clean Energy Council
Andrew Chabot  Program Manager, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


Career development and sustainability coaches will be available at no charge to people seeking guidance in 20 minute one-on-one sessions at the conference.  This is a popular feature of our conference.  Please come early to sign up.


  • Event Purpose
  • Connect stakeholders who advance both workforce and sustainable development
  • Food Rescue
  • Excess food from breakfast and lunch donated to Roland’s House, a homeless shelter, in Marlborough
  • Food prep and plate waste collected and composted locally
  • Reusable dishes, glasses, cups, utensils
  • No disposable (paper/plastic/compostable) items
  • No bottled water
  • Local apples and pears
  • Organic items included sugar, milk
  • Fair Trade Coffee
  • Reduced packaging: sugar and milk in bulk containers, not individual packets
  • Reduced materials/handouts
  • No presenter handouts
  • Presentations posted on the website after the conference
  • No paper pads, pens, etc. distributed by the hotel
  • Exhibitor materials included reusable posters & banners
  • Limited-exhibitor-handouts requirement honored our environmental mission
  • Conference guide handout limited to one page
  • Double-sided printing on recycled/FSC paper
  • Carbon Offset for building energy for the conference and all conference travel donated to Green Marlborough, the local environmental organization 

The Massachusetts Green Career Conference is hosted by Green Workforce Training with the support of an advisory and on-site team of professionals from government, business, academia, and non-profits.

Ticket fee ($40-$90) covers exhibitors, speakers, introductory sessions, coaching, roundtable discussions, breakfast, lunch, and book raffle. Parking and WiFi are FREE. Registration & Info @ http://greencareer.eventbrite.com.

Conference Director, Jen Boudrie, JenBoudrie@gmail.com, 508-481-0569.