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Green Jobs in Blue Fields

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Green New Deal is about not only taking action to address climate change, but ensuring that as we move toward a more sustainable world, the benefits of green jobs, increased investment in clean energy industries, and clean air, clean water, and open space are shared by all, particularly those that have been most harmed by environmental racism.

 

When it comes to “green jobs” usually that refers to the clean energy industry, yet there are thousands of good-paying jobs related to the delivery of clean water, disposal of wastewater and management of stormwater.

 

CRWA decided to take a closer look at what this would mean in terms of employment in the space we occupy: water, wastewater, and green infrastructure.

 

We have pulled together experts in not only these established and growing industries, but also those with expertise connecting young people from low income and minority neighborhoods to good jobs, for a hopeful conversation on how we can do more to deliver a Green New Deal here in the Commonwealth.

 

  • Date:Monday, October 19, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Speakers:Emily Norton (CRWA), Aaron Dale (X-Cel Education Conservation Corps), Don Kennedy (NEIWPCC), Charlotte Lysohir (IBM), Justin Pimpare (EPA Youth in the Environment Program), Abdullah Saleh (P-Tech), Brandon Siah (X-Cel Education Conservation Corps), Mark Young (Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility)
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