If you are in the market for a green job, interested in learning more about green employment opportunities or want to pursue an environmentally friendly college major, then Washington DC is the place to be this February. The Marriot Wardman Park Hotel as well as the Omni Shoreham Hotel will host the 2009 Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference from February 4-6, 2009. The theme for this year’s conference is Making a Down Payment on the Green Economy. Conference attendees will be able to network with others, participate in informative breakout sessions, visit the Green Jobs Expo, join in the Green Jobs Advocacy Day and much more.

The timing of the 2009 conference, coming shortly after President-elect Obama takes office, makes this a great opportunity for those who wish to take part in the Green Jobs Advocacy Day. This half-day event will take place on February 4, 2009 as registered participants visit Capitol Hill. For more information on the Green Jobs Advocacy Day, please contact Roxanne Brown of the United Steelworkers at 202-778-3304.

For those interested in obtaining employment in the industry, the Green Jobs Expo will host more than 100 exhibits from companies, colleges, trade schools and environmental organizations. The Expo will highlight a range of green-oriented academic majors as well as current and future green employment opportunities. The Green Jobs Expo is free and will take place on February 5, 2009 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

A variety of organizations, including the BlueGreen Alliance, the Sierra Club, the United Steelworkers, the Communication Workers of America and the Natural Resources Defense Council, have joined forces to sponsor the 2009 conference.

For more details about the conference, please visit the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference website.