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Climate Smart San Jose update: Join us at our climate career fair and nominate a Climate Champion

Post Date:02/14/2020 9:00 AM

Pathways to Climate Smart Careers

Pathways to Climate Smart Careers is a free career fair for high school students featuring trade schools, colleges and businesses focused on addressing climate change. The fair aims at empowering high school students with knowledge and opportunities to become the next generation of climate leaders.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Venue: Fairmont San José, 170 S. Market St., San José


Email questions to Amanda Cobb:

Confirmed exhibitors include:

Employers: City of San José (Climate Smart San José, San José Clean Energy, San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, Integrated Waste Management), Zanker Recycling, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Valley Water, Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, GRID Alternatives, Bay Maples Wild California Gardens, Our City Forest, California Nativescapes, San Jose Conservation Corps, Silicon Valley Power, Community Health Partnership, Veggielution

Colleges: San Jose State University (Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, Office of Sustainability, Green Ninja), San Jose Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College/Tesla START, Work2Future, QuantumScape, Girls Who Code, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, Silicon Valley American Institute of Architects, VIDA

Climate Smart Champion Awards

The 2nd annual Climate Smart Champion Awards will recognize outstanding efforts by individuals and organizations in 2019 that align with the goals of Climate Smart San José and contribute to a more sustainable San José.

Nominations can be made by filling out the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2020. Email questions to

Winners will be selected in eight categories, including:

  • Climate Smart Champion of the Year
  • Climate Smart Mobility Champion
  • Climate Smart Energy Champion
  • Climate Smart Water Champion
  • Climate Smart Business Champion
  • Climate Smart Community Champion
  • Climate Smart Youth Champion
  • Climate Smart City Employee Champion

Full descriptions of the categories are available at

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