Here is where you can find resources from Leaders in Energy monthly events, including announcements, recaps, and related articles. If you would like to contribute to our events or have a great idea for an article, find out how you can get involved. Blog article ideas can be submitted to


Green Jobs Forum: Find Your Path Into a Green Job (September 22, 2022)

Event website with speakers

You can access Darrell Beschen’s presentation from Panel 1 on Green Job Opportunities about the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy Corps (CEC) — downloadable here — which provides a helpful primer on the CEC along with the links to the application portals for that program and to the USAJOBS website.  His presentation also includes pertinent information on new Federal legislation paired to climate action and good jobs via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Three recap articles on each of the panels were posted on the blog on each panel.

The Place-Based Circular Economy – The Story of North Friesland (June 16, 2022)

Event website with speakers and partnering organizations

Event recording

Overview presentation by Janine Finnell

Presentation by Circular Friesland


Green Jobs Forum and Career Fair 2021

The 8th Annual Green Jobs Forum and Career Fair was held virtually on August 26, 2021 as part of the Resilient Virginia event on climate resilience.

The event website can be viewed here with the listing of speakers and exhibitors.

See the following recap articles from the event:

8th Annual Green Jobs Forum: Green Economy Event Recap, by Mustafa Adel Amer

Green Jobs Forum: The Moment is Now for Green Jobs, by Eghe Herrmann

Recording for Green Jobs Forum Panels on jobs trends, advice from those landing green jobs, and recruiters

Recording for Career Fair with employers and educators

Leaders in Energy and Association of National Engineers National Capital Chapter 7th Annual Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza (March 12, 2021)

Build Back Circular & Women in the Energy Transition

In March, Leaders in Energy together with the Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter held the much-awaited 7th Annual Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza. The exciting virtual event was made possible thanks to generous sponsor support and featured two panels: ‘Opportunities for Women in the Energy Transition and the New Administration’ (AEE NCC – Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership – CWEEL); and a second panel on ‘Building Back Circular’. See the presentation slides here.

Slides from presentations
Don’t miss our recap blog articles:

Panel 1: 7th Annual Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza: Sustainability and Gender Equity Towards a Greener Future

Panel 2: Building Back Greener: Annual Clean Energy Extravaganza Recap

View the event recording here.

Leaders in Energy and Potential Energy 7th Annual Green Finance Forum on Green Finance for Climate, Clean Energy & Sustainability Technology  (January 21, 2021)

Recordings of Dr. Lynn Abramson’s keynote presentation and the two-panel sessions are available here.

Event webpage with a listing of our Forum speakers


Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainability Awards Celebration — 2020 Theme: Regenerating–for a Positive Future (December 4, 2020)

View the event highlights in this video produced by Sustainable Scoop from Arlington Independent Media.

The award plaques were created by Dr. Elvin Yuzugullu on the LE team using sustainably-produced oil paints by Gamblin, an event sponsor, and incorporating a theme of the 4 Earth Elements to mirror the Four Generations.  Read her article “Colors that Matter.”

Event webpage with a listing of awardees and sponsors

7th Annual Green Jobs Forum: Jobs for a Just, Equitable, and Green Future (August 27, 2020)

Recap article:

“Creating an Intentional Sustainable Economy with Career Opportunities for All” by Dr. Elvin Yuzugullu

Event webpage with a listing of speakers

Presentations from Speakers:

Martin Ogle, Founder of Entrepreneurial Earth, LLC, “The All Careers Approach to Transform Our Economy for a Sustainable World”
Justine Burt, CEO of Appracel and author of “The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Create a Sustainable Future,” on “The Great Pivot for Green Jobs”

Working Circular: Incorporating Circular Economy Principles at Work (June 24, 2020)

Recap article:

“Working Circular: Incorporating Circular Economy Principles at Work” by Jess Parker

Link to recorded program

6th Annual Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza at the University of Maryland (February 28, 2020) 

See the following recap articles and presentations below:

Recap articles:

“Perspectives on Advancing Gender Equity in the Energy Industry” by Anne Kirby  (CWEEL panel)

“Businesses Applying Solutions in Energy Planning and Efficiency, Carbon Emission Reduction, Water Efficiency, Microgrids, & More” by Anne Kirby  (University Showcase Panel)

“University Campuses as Living Laboratories, Encouraging Behavioral Change, Reducing Greenhouse Gases, and More” by Silvia Lucero


The Role of Universities in Affordable Clean Energy by Aakansha Lam, Energy Scalable, Inc.  (Business Showcase Panel)

Consolidated Presentations from the Extravaganza including the three panels – CWEEL, University and Business Showcase Panels

Keynote Address presentation by Dr. Reinhard Radermacher

6th Annual Green Financing Forum (January 23, 2020) 

See the following recap articles here:

Clean Energy Project Funding Opportunities Highlighted at Green Financing Forum: Part 1, by Augustin Cruz

Clean Energy Project Funding Opportunities Highlighted at Green Financing Forum: Part 2, by Agustin Cruz


6th Annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions (December 6, 2019)

Presentations including Baby Boomer Awardee Eric Goplerud, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions and the Gen Z/Millennial Awardees from the Global C-Lab 

Presentation by Gen X Awardee, Julia Cohen, Plastic Pollution Coalition

Virginia Faith Group Finds That Persistence Leaders to Progress, by Elizabeth McGowan (on Baby Boomer Eric Goplerud’s work with Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions) 

6th Annual Green Jobs Forum and Workshops (August 22, 2019)

See the following three recap article here:

Leaders in Energy 2019 Green Jobs Forum ─ A Hit with Green Career and Job Seekers! by Xavier Vergara and Janine Finnell

Growing the Green Economy, Careers, and Jobs in the DMV Region, by Janine Finnell

6th Annual Green Jobs Forum Exhibitors Showcase a Vast Range of Green Economy Career Opportunities by Miriam Aczel

A summary is also available along with links to green job tip resources in this newsletter.

Overview Presentation by Executive Director, Janine Finnell, is available here.

Build Your Green EQ Skills to Create Powerful Collaborations for Change – Special One Day Workshop for Green Leaders and Collaborators (June 29, 2019)

Workshop website and description

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Fossil Energy: In Search of the Next Better (May 29, 2019) 

Rewriting the Equation for Fossil Energy Emissions, by Kyle Saukas

LE Participation in Engineering Sustainability Day at University of Maryland-College Park (April 22, 2019)

UMD College Park Engineering Sustainability Day Highlights Real Projects and Difficulties, by Joanne Ivancic

Green Career Workshop (March 22, 2019)

Finding My Way – With Help from the Green Career Workshop, by Shelli Bond

Green Career Workshop 1.0: What’s Your Green Career Plan?, by Khadija Khan

5th Annual Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza (February 15, 2019)

5th Annual Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza – Highlights from Our Business Showcase Exhibitors, by Molly Medlin

Leadership in Sustainability: How Universities are Pursuing Initiatives to Become More Sustainable, by Ryan Block

Press Release:  Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at GW; 5th Annual CWEEL Extravaganza at The George Washington University

Innovative Clean Energy Project Financing Forum, (January 24, 2019)

Innovative Clean Energy Project Financing Forum 2019 Recap Article

Panel Presentation Slides

Supplemental Slides on Opportunity Zones, Musa Asad

Supplemental Slides on Creative US and International Debt and Equity Financing, Mark J. Riedy


The 5th Annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday Celebration (November 30, 2018)

Transforming Waste into Energy to Advance the Circular Economy (October 25, 2018)

Utilities of the Future Forum (October 4, 2018)

Green Jobs Forum PLUS Green Career 1.0 and 2.0 and Networking Workshops (August 16, 2018)

Green Leaders Retreat  (June 8, 2018)

Fourth Annual Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza (February 23, 2018)

Green Career Workshop (January 24, 2018)

Clean Energy Project Financing (January 18, 2018)


Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday event (December 1, 2017)

Improving Resilience through Microgrids and Battery Storage (October 19, 2017)

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability: A Workshop on Building a Circular Economy in the DMV Region (September 28, 2017)

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends (August 17, 2017)

Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity (June 1, 2017)

Living Building Challenge (May 20, 2017)

NVCC Green Festival (April 25, 2017)

ACE Eco-labeling Annual Meeting in Arlington (March 8, 2017)

Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza 2017 (February 24, 2017)

Green Financing (January 19, 2017)


Third annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards (December 2, 2016)

Resiliency, Sustainability, and Economic Opportunities (October 20, 2016)

CWEEL Reception at World Energy Engineering Congress (September 22, 2016)

“Un-Debate” on Energy and Sustainability (September 15, 2016)

Green Jobs (August 18, 2016)

Perspectives on Making an Impact Through Sustainable Investing (June 14, 2016)

Sustainable Facilities for the Circular Economy (May 24, 2016)

Leaders in Energy Without Borders: Green Jobs for the Energy Transition to Sustainable Development and Growth (May 5, 2016)

The Maker Economy And Local Manufacturing in the DC Metro Region (April 20, 2016)

How the Smart Grid and Unlicensed Spectrum Impact Energy Efficiency (March 22, 2016)

Paris to DC: Acting for Affordable Clean Energy (March 3, 2016)

Leaders in Energy Without Borders: Scenarios for a 100% renewable energy global architecture (February 29, 2016)

Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza at George Mason University (February 5, 2016)

Green Financing (with Potential Energy DC) (January 20, 2016)


Leaders in Energy without Borders: Values, Collaboration, Technology for Sustainable Global Energy

Four Generations: Leading Through Adversity (December 4, 2015)

Urban Sustainability (October 8, 2015)

Building a Smart City: Global and DC Metro Area Perspectives (September 15, 2015)

Building a Responsive Energy Infrastructure of the Future (August 20, 2015)

Evolving the Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels (June 22, 2015)

Leaders in Energy Family Fun Meet-Up at Oatlands Strawberry Festival (May 30, 2015)

Energy Technology “Petting Zoo” (May 27, 2015)

Finding a Bright Green Job in a Dull Gray Economy (April 16, 2015)

Sustainable Manufacturing: Building the Circular Economy Workshop and Happy Hour (March 19, 2015)

GW Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza (February 20, 2015)

Funding Clean Tech Innovation (January 21, 2015)


Four Generations: Leadership in Energy and Sustainability (December 5, 2014)

Ocean Energy Issues and Opportunities (October 23, 2014)

Reception with Leaders in Energy and Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) (October 2, 2014)

Clean Energy Financing & Start-Up Companies in Maryland (September 18, 2014)

Facts and Action on Green Jobs in the DC Area (August 19, 2014)

Is It Time for a New Economic Paradigm? Building a More Sustainable Economy for People and the Plan (July 17, 2014)

Climate Risks & Opportunities in Our Local Region of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (June 19, 2014)

Financing Clean Energy (May 20, 2014)

50 Shades of Green (April 29, 2014)

Fostering Climate Resilience: Financing Mechanisms that Engage the Public (April 14, 2014)

Renewable Energy Technologies – An Overview (March 20, 2014)

Energy Management in Arlington County (February 20, 2014)

Happy Hour with CSR in DC (January 28, 2014)