OCTOBER 2012 eNews

Labor Secretary Solis Keynotes Community College Initiative Launch

Solis at Emerald Cities

October 18 & 19 marked a dynamic summit to elevate the role of Community Colleges as leaders in building high road regional economies. Special guests included U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, PolicyLink President Angela Glover Blackwell, U.S. Department of Energy Chief Strategist Dr. Michelle Fox, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees President John Rizzo, Peralta Community College District Chancellor Dr. José M. Ortiz, Community College System of New Hampshire Dr. Ross Gittell, and more. Watch the recap >

Senator Merkley Tours Cully, Portland

Senator Merkley at Emerald Cities

On October 3, U.S. Senator Merkley and community advocates celebrated Portland’s Cully neighborhood, a central place for educating youth, creating economic opportunity for low-income residents to participate in the green economy, and building environmental wealth. Learn more >

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Emerald Cities Cleveland Local Director Shanelle Smith was invited to join the Mayor’s Climate Action Advisory Committee to develop the City's Climate Action Plan. More about the plan >

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On October 12, Emerald Cities Portland co-sponsored "Understanding and Accessing Union Apprenticeships" to educate high school students about career opportunities in the construction trades. Learn more >

In September, Emerald Cities Seattle hosted a Multi-Family Sustainablity Summit and co-sponsored an event about their Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings program. Learn more>

ECC Partners with UNCF In Building Green HBCUs

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In hopes of extending the reach of Emerald Cities’ Community College Initiative, ECC President Denise Fairchild joined the United Negro College Fund and HTS Enterprises (an EC Atlanta partner) in a convening of over two dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to develop a collaborative campus sustainability program. More on the UNCF Initiative >

Warner Talks Investments

This month ECC's Kevin Warner joined the Rockefeller Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and California Governor Jerry Brown to discuss impact investing and scaling positive social and environmental impacts. Read more>

Videos Expose Fossil Fuel Giants

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New videos from Green For All expose coal, oil and gas representatives who try to fool Americans into thinking they're green. Watch the videos and share them with your friends, and visit Green For All’s Facebook page to tell them about your community's the inspiring COG blockers.

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A new report from EC Cleveland partner Policy Matters Ohio's Sustainable Communities Toolkit reviews the break-down of barriers to investment in and adoption of efficiency measures. More on the report >
Board Spotlights
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PolicyLink's new eNewsletter, America's Tomorrow, lifts up bold, innovative, and effective policies, practices, strategies, campaigns, and ideas that create greater equity and move the nation toward prosperity for all. View and subscribe >
Policy Updates
Rally To Save Federal Job Training: Thursday, November 15 will be a National Call To Action Day for ECC as we rally our Mayors to urge Congress not to cut important job training programs. Learn more >

AB1532 And SB535 Signed By Governor Brown In California: 
An important win for communities and coalitions that believe in an equitable green economy. Learn more > 
President's Perspective
Denise Fairchild - President of Emerald Cities Collaborative
Finding The Political Nexus >
Thursday, November 15: ECC Call To Action Day

December 5 - 7: ECC Year-End Convening, Washington DC

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