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NWF Virtual EcoCareer Conference, February 22-23

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Happy New Year – make 2017 the year that you land your dream EcoCareer!

NWF’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017 (February 22-23) is designed to help.

Leading professionals from the following organizations and businesses, will share insider knowledge on the latest EcoCareer trends and current employment demand across a variety of green career fields.

We are excited to highlight a few of the many leading professionals included in the lineup of speakers (more to be announced soon!). These panelists will be joined by NWF representatives to discuss how project-based leadership enhances employability and tips for getting hired:


Capri St. Vil: Capri is the Director of Education and Workforce Development at The Corps Network in DC, where she works with the Corps in identifying career pathways as well as postsecondary opportunities for their Corpsmembers.



MaKara Rumley: MaKara is a Principal at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP, a firm that specializes in crisis management, community outreach, and environmental consulting. As Senior Advisor at the EPA, Region 4, she has advised the Administrator on State, Local, and Community Engagement.

Mary Wright


Mary Wright: Mary is Jobs for the Future’s Senior Director for Demand Side Engagement and Analytics. She helps low-skilled adults move into and through postsecondary education and on to careers that pay family-sustaining wages.


Students: Registration is complimentary for all EcoLeader Community members! Registration for the EcoLeaders Program is also free!

Faculty and staff:  Interested in providing this virtual conference to a class or student group? Group discounts are available! 

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Please join us for this two-day virtual event on February 22 and 23, 2017 to learn more about: 

  • Finding well paid jobs in the green economy
  • Developing effective career plans
  • Identifying top degree programs and project learning credentials
  • Interacting with others across fields interested in leading for a green economy


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Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

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