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Porous Pavement

 We're interested in the jobs stormwater solutions can create. To learn more about the example of porpus pavement, go to this event where they will describe installing and maintaining porous pavement.

November 8th, 11am
EPA's Porous Pavement Education project
Hurd Field Parking Lot,
Drake Road, Arlington, MA
(first right off Mass Ave after Trader Joe's when heading west; parking available on the traditional side of the lot)

Save our Skills!

Yesterday, Alex Risley Schroeder participated in a Save our Skills event in Western Mass, designed to highlight the dangers of continued cuts to the workforce development system in our commonwealth.

Here are some links to articles covering the event:

Creating Food System Jobs

The Union of Concerned Scientists have come out with a report that hits on one of our big priorities for Down to Earth!

The report details economic and job creation benefits of Farmers Markets and other local food outlets. 

Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems --