Janine Finnell, Clean Energy Ambassador and Founder


Washington, DC-March 26, 2015 Leaders in Energy and LEVICK will co-host a green jobs networking event to help millennials, mid-career, and seasoned job seekers build their career strategies to create or land a bright green job in a dull gray economy. The event will be held at LEVICK’s office at 1900 M Street NW, Washington DC 20036 on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 6 – 9 pm.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 3.4 million green jobs exist in the United States. By 2030, it is estimated that 150,000 jobs in the wind industry and 290,000 jobs in the solar industry will be created, according to the Distributed Wind Energy Association and the U.S. Department of Energy, respectively. McKinsey & Company projects that 100,000 jobs could be created worldwide in the next five years by implementing circular economy practices of recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing.

Despite these rosy statistics of a greening world, many job seekers are still finding it hard to tap into these supposed green jobs and the growing green economy.

“By conducting networking events such as these, we help our talented members in the energy, environmental, and sustainability arena to connect with each other to find jobs, find better jobs (if they already have a job), and develop business opportunities. Several of our members have found jobs through the connections they have made in this group,” says Janine Finnell, Clean Energy Ambassador and Founder of Leaders in Energy.

Andrew Ricci, Director at LEVICK and editor of LEVICK Energy, stated “These events are great opportunities to network with leaders in energy and raise awareness of LEVICK’s energy practice. As one of the leading communications and public affairs firms, LEVICK has a strong team of experts in energy policy and communications. We are pleased that we can bring others together to discuss these important and engaging issues.”

“Every week, we speak to great talent whose advanced degrees in business, engineering, IT, or other fields don’t guarantee easy entry into the New Green Economy. So, we counsel them to identify their gaps, then acquire the skill, accreditation, and experience they need to pivot successfully into our growing clean and green space,” says, Dan Smolen, Executive Director of The Green Suits, LLC, an executive search and career empowerment firm and author of Tailoring the Green Suit: Empowering Yourself for an Executive Career in the New Green Economy.

Jack Levenson, of SolarCity, says, “I joined SolarCity just over a year and a half ago at the entry level sales position working out of 6 Home Depots in the area. I have been promoted four times and have never felt more passionate and fulfilled in any job I have had (including being a middle school teacher and Peace Corps Volunteer). I couldn’t agree more that good networking leads pays exponential dividends.”

Leaders in Energy

Leaders in Energy is part of the Circular Economy Global Network Map which is managed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Leaders in Energy engages professionals who delight in thinking about, discussing, and collaborating on energy, environmental, and sustainability topics through online and in-person networking events. We seek to attract like-minded individuals who are passionate about dialoguing, collaborating, and seeking solutions to energy, environmental and sustainability challenges. Through its member LinkedIn site and monthly professional networking events in the Washington, DC area, the group collects and exchanges ideas and information to build a specialized network of professionals who are interested in making a difference through transformative leadership and actions. Circular economy is part of this transformation.


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