Delivering on the Promise of Green Collar Jobs
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2008
Challenges & Opportunities
Location: Pratt Institute Manhattan, 144 West 14th Street, Room 213
Emmaia Gelman, Center for Working Families-Emma has worked on housing, queer rights and other democracy issues in New York, Palestine and Ireland over the last 15 years. She is currently Senior Policy Organizer at the Center for Working Families, focusing on scaling-up New York State's green economy with mass residential retrofits, green job ladders and tenant affordability safeguards. Her work includes bringing together labor, housing, environmental and community workforce groups to generate greening policy plans.
Kristine Reed, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, Director of the Initiative for a Competitive Brooklyn. (BEDC, founded in 1979, focuses on neighborhood and business support to create and sustain living wage jobs for Brooklyn residents; the Initiative for a Competitive Brooklyn identifies specific industry segments with special potential to grow and thrive over the next 5-7 years.) Kristine joined BEDC in 2006 after 25 years in financial services, both on staff and freelancing, with a specialty in marketing and product management with Citibank, Chase, and Mellon among others. A graduate of Barnard College, she and her family are long-time Brooklyn residents.
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 6:30-8pm
The Green Building Forum is held on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) and features presentations by green building practitioners followed by discussion. The events are always free and open to the general public.