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In Virginia, the Greenforce Initiative is working with community colleges in the Northern, Shenandoah and Chesapeake regions; and collaborating with the Virginia Community College System and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board

Check out featured resources for Virginia!

How Do I Get a Wind Turbine on Campus in Virginia?, November 21, 2013 - Watch now

Wind Energy in Virginia Webinar, November 7, 2013 - Watch now

Virginia Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement Webinar, October 16, 2013 - Watch now

Learn more about the Virginia Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement

Virginia Green Labor Market Report, published October 2012

Virginia Green Labor Market Review Webinar, October 11, 2012 - Watch now



  • Blue Ridge Community College 
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College 
  • Eastern Shore Community College 
  • Germanna Community College 
  • Lord Fairfax Community College 
  • Northern Virginia Community College 
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College 
  • Rappahannock Community College  
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Community College 

    The following Virginia Greenforce Initiative partners were awarded innovation grants to advance their efforts in the areas of green workforce development and campus sustainability. Click below to learn more about their projects.

    Blue Ridge Community College
    Germanna Community College
    Rappahannock Community College
    Thomas Nelson Community College

    Visual tour of our innovation grant projects in action!


    Germanna Community College's New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building, 5.24.12
    Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA, 5.10.12
    Virginia Community College's are going green, 12.16.11
    NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College, 11.21.11
    Going Green in the Valley, 5.5.11
    Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home 'No One Size Fits All' Message, 2.16.11
    Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Job Figures Show Training Needs, 2.16.11 


  • Webinar: Greenforce in Virginia featuring green jobs training at three community colleges – 11.18.10, Campuses highlighted: Dabney S. Lancaster, Germanna and Rappahannock Community Colleges
  • Virginia Greenforce Summit - February 16, 2011
  • Growing Green in the Valley, Blue Ridge Community College, May 19, 2011 


  • Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund - the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund supports environmental education and restoration projects for the Chesapake Bay and its tributaries; the Fund is supported through the purchase of Chesapeake Bay commorative VA license plates.
  • Foundation for Virginia's Natural Resources - Seeks to fund projects and programs that strengthen "environmental education, pollution prevention, and citizen monitoring" and foster collaboration among businesses, citizens, communities, local governments and state agencies.
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - grant programs for land and water conservation & recreational trails
  • Virginia Environmental Endowment - VEE improves the quality of the environment by using its capital to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy.


  • Campus Greening & Workforce Development at Blue Ridge Community College, David Wiggins, BRCC (PPT)
  • Clean energy solutions in Virginia, National Wildlife Federation
  • Connecting Campus Greening Projects at Northern Virginia Community College, J. Fabian and G. Prag, NoVA CC (PPT)
  • Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic: features key issues for region
  • Global warming impacts in Virginia, National Wildlife Federation
  • Green Jobs, Education & Training in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Akua Gyabaah, ICF International (PPT)
  • Mapping the Green Economy: Virginia, list of clean energy and energy efficiency companies
  • Public Policy & The Green Workforce in Virginia, Nathan Lott, Virginia Conservation Network (PPT)
  • Teaching Green at Germanna Community College, Peter Trozze, Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering (PPT)
  • The Green Equation in Virginia, Shelby Robinson, Virginia Employment Commission (PPT)
  • Virginia Conservation Network - features a list of Virginia natural resource agencies and programs
  • Virginia Greenforce Summit Summary, February 16, 2011  
  • Virginia Long-term Occupational Projections 2008-2018, Tim Kestner, Virginia Employment Commission
  • Virginia Employment Commission Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 1990-2009, Tim Kestner
  • Virginia's Workforce System and Green Jobs Looking Forward, Huey Battle, NoVA WIB (PPT)
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