July 28, 2010
How to Create Green Jobs and Transform Low-Income Communities – The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) partnered with the National Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) to conduct a webinar on the innovative GHHI program that leverages public investments in energy efficiency and weatherization with health and safety measures to ensure a more effective and sustainable use of public and private investments.
The American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA) provided an historic opportunity to address long-standing disparities and to transform low-income communities. Inspired initially by the opportunities provided by ARRA, GHHI aligns local government agencies and practices for a comprehensive assessment of homes and integrates home intervention strategies to address energy efficiency and health, resulting in improved cost savings, better health outcomes for families, and broad green workforce training. GHHI’s single integration approach allows cities to create homes that reduce inefficient energy usage, asthma emergencies and hospitalizations, home-based injuries, and lead poisonings, affordably creating green, healthy, safe, and sustainable homes in low to moderate income neighborhoods. Current GHHI sites are also designed to produce:
· 3500 affordable, green, healthy housing units
· New sustainable green collar jobs
· Small businesses and social enterprises in the emerging green sector
· Leveraging of ARRA funding to ensure those resources reach needed communities and assure that units eligible for weatherization and energy efficiency funding are able to receive those benefits by removing the barriers of existing health and safety issues.
GHHI is a national partnership supported by HUD, CDC, Department of Energy, the Council on Foundations, and the White House Office of Recovery Implementation.
Dayne Walling, Mayor of Flint
Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and former Chair of the Council on Foundations
Jon Gant, Director of the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Matt Ammon, Deputy Director, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Ruth Ann Norton, Executive Director, Coalition to End Childhood Poisoning
Michael McKnight, Senior Project Associate, Coalition to End Childhood Poisoning
Tim Aldinger, Green Initiatives Consultant, National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
On the Job Training That Works! Learn from Local Experts with Proven Success
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACO), the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the National Association of Governors (NGA) and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) to create a panel of local practitioners with many years of experience in the local workforce system, with particular expertise in developing On-the-Job Training programs.
Steve Corona, President and CEO, Job Works, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Rebecca Griffiths, Regional Vice President, Job Works, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Andrew McGough, Executive Director, Worksystems, Inc., Portland, Oregon
OJT Contract Forms
Agreement Rules Form Template
Employer Checklist Form Template
Invoice Retention Period Form Template
Invoice Training Period Form Template
Training Plan Form Template
August 31, 2009
Starting your Mean, Green Economic Recovery Machine
"Understanding the Drivers, Influencers and Jobs of the Green Revolution"
Starting a green economy recovery effort is not simple. "Green" crosses industries, occupations and geographical regions and does not easily fit into ready-made boxes. Please join the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Workforce Boards for a webinar on green basics - including the economic and environmental background, influential organizations and major research that will provide you with a foothold to successfully start your green initiative.
Ron Painter, CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
Tim Aldinger, Green Initiatives Consultant, NAWB