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Julie Roberts_Opportunity Dividend Summit

  1. 1. Transforming Cities by Creating an Inclusive Green Economy Opportunity Dividend Summit Julie Roberts March 2, 2010
  2. 2. Why the Green Economy? Chester Thrower Pittsburgh, PA
  3. 3. Green Economy Roadmap : Sowing the Seeds of Green Prosperity www.greenforall.org/get-involved/green-recovery-for-all/map/roadmap
  4. 4. Clean Energy Works Portland <ul><li>Nation’s first city-scaled energy efficiency program </li></ul><ul><li>Ramp-up: 100,000 homes and 10,000 jobs over 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Community Workforce Agreement </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clean Energy Works Portland <ul><li>Community Workforce Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Hiring </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor Pool </li></ul><ul><li>Best-Value Contracting </li></ul>Photo credit: Dawn Jones/Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
  6. 6. Clean Energy Works Portland <ul><li>Key Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Revolving Loan Fund </li></ul><ul><li>On-Bill Repayment </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Committee </li></ul>Photo credit: Ryan Dexter, Green For All
  7. 7. Green Construction Policy Framework <ul><li>Create Green Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul>Photo credit: Ryan Dexter, Green For All
  8. 8. Photo credit: Story of Josefina
  9. 9. Waste and Recycling: Turn Brown Industry Green
  10. 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. 11. Photo credit: Stop Trashing the Climate Report (2008)
  12. 12. Urban Manufacturing Greener Companies, Better Jobs
  13. 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. 14. Urban Manufacturing Opportunities <ul><li>Energy retrofits and renewables </li></ul><ul><li>Local green supply chains </li></ul><ul><li>Brownfields clean-up and repositioning </li></ul><ul><li>Clean-tech manufacturing centers </li></ul>
  15. 16. National Network
  16. 17. <ul><li>Support Coalitions Driving Policy </li></ul>What Role Can Foundations Play?
  17. 18. What Role Can Foundations Play? Focus on Middle Class Career Ladders
  18. 19. What Role Can Foundations Play? Make Strategic Program-Related Investments (PRI)
  19. 20. Transforming Communities Through an Inclusive Green Economy Green For All

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