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Helping the Earth can profit you, too

By Bill Freehling
The Free Lance-Star,

Germanna holds conference on green jobs

About 150 people came to Germanna Community College's Culpeper campus Tuesday to learn more about green jobs--and maybe make a little green.

Twenty-six presenters spoke on energy-efficiency technology and its possibilities for economic opportunities. It was part of a "green jobs" conference organized by the school.

Germanna President David Sam called green technology both a way to make money and change the world for the better.

Virginia is making a strong push for green jobs, said Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alleyn Harned. Gov. Tim Kaine's "Renew Virginia" initiative calls for the state being a leader in energy conservation and efficiency.

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