YOU SHOULD KNOW…
Vice President Joe Biden will receive the Green Jobs Champion award at this year’s Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference. For all the latest conference updates, including pictures and more, follow @gjgjconference on Twitter or www.facebook.com/goodjobsgreenjobs
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I am confident that we have the guts and the know-how to find solutions that work—making our society more sustainable, while also strengthening our economy. To do this, however, we need leaders who accept the facts and have a plan to solve this crisis,” Climate activist Tom Steyer writes in a Huffington Post blog.
Gag order – A state board in Wisconsin voted 2-1 yesterday in favor of preventing staff at a state agency from discussing climate change while on the job. (Wisconsin State Journal)
Data and more data – The White House unveiled this week 150 new open data sets. One such data set uses Google Earth Street View data to analyzemethane emissions. (Government Technology)
Head on – With the worst of the recession behind us, one of President Obama’s key economic advisors is now focusing on the challenge of climate change. (New York Times)
Most sustainable – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a plan yesterday to make the city one of the most sustainable in the country by reinventing itself as a more walkable, electric vehicle-friendly city. (New York Times)