Green Jobs Interfaith Coalition is a network made up of the following organizations:
California Interfaith Power & Light • Green the Church • GRID Alternatives • Episcopal Impact Fund • West Side Missionary Baptist Church • Faith Baptist Church • West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project • Sierra Club
Join us for the East Bay Green Jobs & Career Fair
When: Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
1203 Willow St, Oakland, CA 94607
Endorsed by the BlueGreen Alliance, the Interfaith Council of Alameda County,
First Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
Are you building the GREEN ECONOMY & LOOKING TO HIRE?
If you are an employer, contractor, entrepreneur, or trainer in the Green Economy and are seeking to hire please consider sharing these job opportunities at a Green Jobs Fair being hosted by the Interfaith Green Jobs Coalition on April 15th at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (1203 Willow St) in West Oakland. The coalition is seeking to create pathways to employment for underrepresented East Bay community members focusing especially on jobs and careers in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, public transit, recycling, urban agriculture, slow food, and clean tech. If you are an employer with jobs to share, please sign up here to become an exhibitor
The challenges of the climate crisis, economic inequality, displacement, and high unemployment rates in some of our populations can all be addressed by building a thriving, inclusive green economy in the East Bay. The East Bay Green Careers/Jobs Fair will bring together potential employees and employers, as well as, community leaders and other stakeholders to experience the broad spectrum of jobs, careers, and businesses that make up a green economy.
The Green Careers/Jobs Fair is the next logical step after our successful East Bay Green Jobs Summit held on October 5, 2016 (check out this report back from Planting Justice), and will continue to strengthen our shared vision to build economic equity for under-served communities and to foster green job development in the East Bay for years to come. Because of the broad age range of participants we expect, exhibitors are encouraged to share two types of employment information when possible: 1) to connect participants to current employment, and 2) to expose participants to future career opportunities. To support job creation we also plan to have a small business corner that will highlight opportunities the green economy holds for those with the entrepreneurial spirit. Our recruitment strategy involves engaging the community via affiliate congregations to create an inclusive space that is representative of Oakland’s diverse population. We will host a series of pre-fair workshops at the congregation/community level to support recruitment and active participation by attendees.
Every major faith tradition holds sacred the principle of protecting and preserving Creation. This translates into caring for the common good by not polluting our neighbor’s air, water and land. As people of faith, we are called to respond to global warming by promoting energy conservation, energy, efficiency, and renewable energy. We are called to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard public health, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.