New Video on the Somerville raingarden (GI Somerville) Project

We're excited to release this video on the installation of two raingardens in Somerville last summer. The project was to demonstrate a type of jobs that can be created as we respond the need for more permeable surfaces in our cities.



Rain Garden Installation for the GI Somerville Project

The Massachusetts Workforce Alliance, Groundwork Somerville, the City of Somerville, and Land Escapes Design will install two raingardens on the campus of Somerville’s Mystic River Housing Development on Saturday, August 15th, 2015. This project will demonstrate the job, business and industry creation potential in green infrastructure techniques of stormwater management.

More Thoughts on Stormwater Jobs: Clean Water Strong Communities

Our friend Alvaro Sanchez Sanchez has just come out with his rew report: "Clean Water Strong communities." He is investigating the value of water infrastructure improvements using a community benefit strategy (i.e. training and hiring local workers). Worth a read! 

Webinar: Clean Energy Information for Adult Learners

For the past year, Alex Risley Schroeder and Sandy Goodman from World Education have been working on the ABE Clean Energy Ambassadors project. This project provides clean energy industry background information, key concepts and real-world industry exposure to participating adult basic education, GED and ESOL program staff and students. It enhances staff capacity to teach students about clean energy and provide informed guidance on local clean energy career and training opportunities. The project was well-received by participating ABE programs as well as industry and employer partners.