Call to Action: Educating for a Green Economy

Call to Action: Educating for a Green Economy

This report is a Call to Action to provide universal access to quality green career education. California needs a statewide strategic plan—a “California Roadmap to Educating for a Green Economy”—and coordinated statewide implementation of this plan to meet the demand for a skilled green workforce and realize our state’s potential for enhanced economic mobility and equity through green jobs.

Complete this form to learn more about the Call to Action CAELI Working Group and other ways to get involved.

Join Us for the 2024 Green Careers Report Reveal

Join the launch webinar for the California “Call to Action: Educating for a Green Economy” White Paper on June 20th from 4:00-5:30 pm (1 hour presentation followed by a 30 minute optional discussion). Register here in advance. Those who register will receive the recording following the webinar.

About the Call to Action

The Green Career Innovation Hub of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) is advocating for the creation of a statewide strategic plan to secure equitable access for TK–16 students to the high-growth, high-quality green careers essential to a sustainable future. A dynamic and diverse pipeline of trained and qualified sustainability professionals working in key occupations and sectors is needed to meet our statewide sustainability, equity, and economic goals. 

The resulting statewide plan will guide and align education and workforce development programming, with the intent of attracting and strategically directing millions of dollars of public and private funding to a data-driven approach to strengthen California’s global leadership in the green economy. 


  • Emily Courtney, Lead Author, Good Green Work
  • Taj Ahmad Eldridge, Managing Director – Climate Innovations, Jobs for the Future
  • Elizabeth Bagley, Managing Director of Project Drawdown
  • Laura Coleman, Statewide Director, Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research, California Community Colleges
  • Cindy Garcia Brown, Director of Student Pathways, Porterville Unified School District
  • Kirk Anne Taylor, Executive Director, Climate Action Pathways for Schools

Join us on June 20th to share and learn more about how to get involved.

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Call to Action: Educating for a Green Economy

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