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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?

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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  1. 1. WOMEN AS CHANGE AGENTS. . . …in the EMERGING GREEN By Tom Barrett ECONOMY tom.barrett@ThinkGWI.com www.ThinkGWI.com Copyright © 2010 by Tom Barrett @TomBarrett_GWI
  2. 2. Image of Rain Falling
  3. 3. Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure
  4. 4. How Much Rain Falls in Chicago? January - 1.86" Image of Rain Falling February - 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. Roof January - 2,727 gallons Image of Rain Falling February - 2,540 March - 4,130 April - 5,735 May - 5,268 June - 5,657 July - 5,470 August - 7,200 September - 5,096 October - 4,223 November - 4,691 December - 3,787 Total 56,525
  6. 6. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? ¼ Acre Residential Property January - 11,880 gallons Image of Rain Falling February - 11,065 March - 17,990 April - 24,982 May - 22,945 June - 24,642 July - 23,828 August - 31,363 September - 22,199 October - 18,397 November - 20,434 December - 16,496 Total 246,221
  7. 7. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? 3 Acre Commercial Property January - 142,560 gallons Image of Rain Falling February - 132,784 March - 215,876 April - 299,783 May - 275,344 June - 295,710 July - 285,934 August - 376,358 September - 266,383 October - 220,764 November - 245,203 December - 197,954 Total 2,954,654
  8. 8. How Much Water Falls in Chicago? City Block (660’ x 660’ – 10 acres) January - 475,195 gallons February - 442,610 March - 719,581 April - 999,267 May - 917,805 June - 985,690 July - 953,105 August - 1,254,515 September - 887,936 October - 735,873 November - 817,335 December - 659,842 Total 9,848,756
  9. 9. Stormwater Mitigation Stormwater Mitigation Stormwater Mitigation Stormwater Mitigation Stormwater Mitigation
  10. 10. Image of Rain Falling
  11. 11. Untapped Reservoir Untapped Reservoir Untapped Reservoir Untapped Reservoir Untapped 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 Annually Toilet - 19 gallons 570 6,840 Bathing - 15 450 5,400 Laundry - 8 240 2,880 Kitchen - 7 210 2,520 Housekeeping - 1 30 360 Total 50 1,500 18,000 The 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 Water Resources for a Sustainable Future
  16. 16. IT’S the ECONOMY
  17. 17. ... of the 5.1 Million Lost Jobs . . . Almost 80% Lost by Men
  18. 18. 75% of Americans are financially . . . . . . 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 are awarded advanced colleges degrees than men.
  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% of Success is Showing Up
  30. 30. Just Do It
  31. 31. Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure Green • Water • Infrastructure

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