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  • 1. Transforming Cities by Creating an Inclusive Green Economy Opportunity Dividend Summit Julie Roberts March 2, 2010
  • 2. Why the Green Economy? Chester Thrower Pittsburgh, PA
  • 3. Green Economy Roadmap : Sowing the Seeds of Green Prosperity www.greenforall.org/get-involved/green-recovery-for-all/map/roadmap
  • 4. Clean Energy Works Portland
    • Nation’s first city-scaled energy efficiency program
    • Ramp-up: 100,000 homes and 10,000 jobs over 10 years
    • Community Workforce Agreement
  • 5. Clean Energy Works Portland
    • Community Workforce Agreement
    • Targeted Hiring
    • Workforce Standards
    • Contractor Pool
    • Best-Value Contracting
    Photo credit: Dawn Jones/Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
  • 6. Clean Energy Works Portland
    • Key Elements
    • Revolving Loan Fund
    • On-Bill Repayment
    • Stakeholder Committee
    Photo credit: Ryan Dexter, Green For All
  • 7. Green Construction Policy Framework
    • Create Green Buildings
    • Construction Careers
    • Creating a Pipeline
    • Accountability
    Photo credit: Ryan Dexter, Green For All
  • 8. Photo credit: Story of Josefina
  • 9. Waste and Recycling: Turn Brown Industry Green
  • 10. Restructure collection of waste Mandate recycling and composting Require processing facilities to meet environmental and workplace standards Incentivize green manufacturing Plus, new federal policy………………
  • 11. Photo credit: Stop Trashing the Climate Report (2008)
  • 12. Urban Manufacturing Greener Companies, Better Jobs
  • 13. Why Urban Manufacturing? Higher Wage Jobs and Potential Career Ladders   Total Inflation for NYC Region 2000-2005: 20.9% Wages from NYS DOL 2005 year-end data; Inflation from Bureau of Labor Statistics; Annual Consumer Price Index for NY Metro Area, March 2007 Photo Credit: CNBC
  • 14. Urban Manufacturing Opportunities
    • Energy retrofits and renewables
    • Local green supply chains
    • Brownfields clean-up and repositioning
    • Clean-tech manufacturing centers
  • 15.  
  • 16. National Network
  • 17.
    • Support Coalitions Driving Policy
    What Role Can Foundations Play?
  • 18. What Role Can Foundations Play? Focus on Middle Class Career Ladders
  • 19. What Role Can Foundations Play? Make Strategic Program-Related Investments (PRI)
  • 20. Transforming Communities Through an Inclusive Green Economy Green For All