RISE Overview for EPA-Region 9 - August 2011

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RISE Overview for EPA-Region 9 - August 2011

  1. 1. Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment<br />
  2. 2. What is RISE?<br />A paid sustainability internship program targeted toward:<br />Students enrolled in higher education<br />Community College<br />Undergraduate<br />Graduate<br />Recent graduates of higher education institutions<br />General model: $15/hr for 15 hours/week<br />
  3. 3. Why Does RISE Exist?<br />Mission Statement: <br />“Leveraging diverse partnerships, RISE’s mission is to create a sustainable future and green workforce for Hawaii through paid work opportunities.”<br />Two major goals:<br />Make Hawaii more sustainable<br />Creating paid part-time green jobs while forwarding Hawaii’s green workforce development<br />3<br />www.riseHI.org<br />
  4. 4. Chapter Programs<br />4<br />www.riseHI.org<br />
  5. 5. RISE-Kupu<br />5<br />www.riseHI.org<br />Two EPA DERA-funded Interns<br />State DERA: Vehicle retrofits and replacements<br />National Funding Assistance Program: Biofuels and vehicle retrofits<br />Two CAA-funded Interns<br />Renewable Energy<br />Greenhouse Gas<br /><ul><li> One DOH-SHWB-funded Intern
  6. 6. Recycling/ Materials Management</li></li></ul><li>RISE-DBEDT<br />6<br />www.riseHI.org<br />Expected Results:<br />25 new participants in hotel/resort, food service/restaurant, office/retail sectors <br />3 new participants in the government sector <br />10 additional Energy Star rated buildings <br />16,662 metric tons of CO2 equivalent avoided <br />2,554,100 gallons of water saved<br />The Green Business Program helps businesses to go beyond compliance to conserve energy, water and other resources, and to reduce pollution and waste.<br />
  7. 7. RISE-UH<br />7<br />www.riseHI.org<br />Expected Results (Annual Savings):<br />Waste: $13,000<br />Water: $1,000<br />Energy: $69,500<br />Keone’ula K-6 School<br />Total: $83,500<br />Kalani High<br />School<br />
  8. 8. WHY DO STUDENTS CARE?The New Green Economy Awaits…<br />
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  10. 10. Sustainable Seminar Series (S3)<br />Trainings, workshops, conferences, outreach events, field trips, speaker series, volunteer opportunities, etc.<br />Provide interns with the concepts, language, and foundation for the work they are producing in their internship, as well as other skills that may transfer in future sustainability careers.<br />Gain a broad awareness of sustainability issues in Hawaii.<br />
  11. 11. Competitive Process<br />Confidence.<br />Mentorship and Support<br />Experience, Exposure, Training<br />OJT & S3<br />11<br />www.riseHI.org<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>Kupu
  13. 13. University of Hawaii Community College System (UHCC)
  14. 14. Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Hawaii State Energy Office
  15. 15. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  16. 16. State Department of Health (DOH)
  17. 17. State Department of Education (DOE)
  18. 18. Board of Water Supply
  19. 19. State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR)
  20. 20. University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
  21. 21. City and County of Honolulu
  22. 22. Economic Development Boards (EDBs)
  23. 23. Honolulu Clean Cities (HCC) – A U.S. Department of Energy Initiative
  24. 24. Kanu Hawaii
  25. 25. Blue Planet Foundation
  26. 26. Sierra Club
  27. 27. Hawaii Energy
  28. 28. Pacific Biodiesel</li></ul>Connections.<br />12<br />www.riseHI.org<br />
  29. 29. “The number of green jobs in Hawaii is expected to increase by 26 percent over the next two years. This contrasts with a one percent average increase in total State employment over the same period.” –DLIR, December 2010<br />Careers.<br />13<br />www.riseHI.org<br />
  30. 30. Thank You!<br />Marguerite Harden<br />Director of RISE<br />Mentor for RISE-Kupu<br />P: 808-697-5638<br />EM: marguerite.harden@riseHI.org<br />
  31. 31. www.riseHI.org<br />15<br />www.riseHI.org<br />
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