Women as Change Agents in the Emerging Green Economy

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In the last twenty years the poorest people in the United States became poorer. The richest people made the most mistakes with the least amount of accountability. What is going on? The need for change has never been greater.

Women have never had a greater opportunity to create change, to have an impact on society, than today.

What does it take?

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Women as Change Agents in the Emerging Green Economy

  1. 1. WOMEN AS CHANGEAGENTS. . .…in the EMERGING GREENByTom Barrett ECONOMYtom.barrett@ThinkGWI.comwww.ThinkGWI.com Copyright © 2010 by Tom Barrett@TomBarrett_GWI
  2. 2. Image of Rain Falling
  3. 3. Green • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • Infrastructure
  4. 4. How Much Rain Falls in Chicago?January - 1.86" Image of Rain FallingFebruary - 1.58"March - 2.59"April - 3.28"May - 3.75"June - 4.08"July - 3.39"August - 3.38"September - 2.91"October - 2.65"November - 2.09"December - 1.88"Total 33.44"
  5. 5. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? 2,500 sq. ft. RoofJanuary - 2,727 gallons Image of Rain FallingFebruary - 2,540March - 4,130April - 5,735May - 5,268June - 5,657July - 5,470August - 7,200September - 5,096October - 4,223November - 4,691December - 3,787Total 56,525
  6. 6. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? ¼ Acre Residential PropertyJanuary - 11,880 gallons Image of Rain FallingFebruary - 11,065March - 17,990April - 24,982May - 22,945June - 24,642July - 23,828August - 31,363September - 22,199October - 18,397November - 20,434December - 16,496Total 246,221
  7. 7. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? 3 Acre Commercial PropertyJanuary - 142,560 gallons Image of Rain FallingFebruary - 132,784March - 215,876April - 299,783May - 275,344June - 295,710July - 285,934August - 376,358September - 266,383October - 220,764November - 245,203December - 197,954Total 2,954,654
  8. 8. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? City Block (660’ x 660’ – 10 acres)January - 475,195 gallonsFebruary - 442,610March - 719,581April - 999,267May - 917,805June - 985,690July - 953,105August - 1,254,515September - 887,936October - 735,873November - 817,335December - 659,842Total 9,848,756
  9. 9. Stormwater MitigationStormwater MitigationStormwater MitigationStormwater MitigationStormwater Mitigation
  10. 10. Image of Rain Falling
  11. 11. Untapped ReservoirUntapped ReservoirUntapped ReservoirUntapped ReservoirUntapped Reservoir
  12. 12. What can we do with this water?• Flush Toilets• Wash Vehicles• Clean Sidewalks• Laundry• Water the Landscape
  13. 13. How Much Do We Use? Daily Monthly AnnuallyToilet - 19 gallons 570 6,840Bathing - 15 450 5,400Laundry - 8 240 2,880Kitchen - 7 210 2,520Housekeeping - 1 30 360Total 50 1,500 18,000The average household uses between 50 and 100 gallons of water per person per day.
  14. 14. Stormwater Mitigation– Collection runoff near the source– Slow it down– Soak it in– Filter it– Apply it to the landscape– Create habitats
  15. 15. Developing WaterResources for aSustainable Future
  16. 16. IT’S the ECONOMY
  17. 17. ... of the 5.1 Million LostJobs. . . Almost 80% Lost by Men
  18. 18. 75% of Americans arefinancially . . . . . . no better off than they were 25 years ago. -- US Dept of Labor
  19. 19. …the bottom 25% of the American population is poorer than they were 25 years ago. -- Jeffery Immelt, Chariman & CEO of GE December 9, 2009
  20. 20. China is . . . . . . the country with the most number of English speakers
  21. 21. The World is Changing
  22. 22. More women areawardedadvancedcollegesdegrees thanmen.
  23. 23. Of every three undergraduate degrees ….…two go to women.
  24. 24. Since 1970 Women have held two out of every three new jobs created. — Financial Times October 3, 2006
  25. 25. Women hold 75% of all professional jobs in America
  26. 26. Forget China, India and the Internet: Economic Growth Is Driven by Women — Economist, April 15, 2006
  27. 27. Women posted a net increase of 1.7 million jobs paying above the median salary. Men posted a net increase of 220,000 new jobs above the median salary. WALL STREET JOURNAL. February 20, 2007
  28. 28. The World is Different
  29. 29. 80% ofSuccessisShowingUp
  30. 30. Just Do It
  31. 31. Green • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • InfrastructureGreen • Water • Infrastructure

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