Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Twin Port’s Green Jobs Action Plans

At 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, participate in the unveiling of the Twin Port’s Green Jobs Action Plans. Developed through 120 community members’ input over four months, the Green Jobs Action Plans include Natural Resource Protection, Food Systems, Built Environment, Energy Production and Transportation. Breakout session I (Food Systems and Natural Resource Protection) begins at 2:45 p.m. and breakout session II (Built Environment and Energy Production) starts at 4:00 p.m.

These events are part of the Duluth Sustainable Community Summit, being held June 15-17, 2010. In conjunction with the public events described above, the Summit is also engaging a diverse group of local, state and national community investors in multiple discussions and tours throughout Duluth . These tours and discussions are meant to highlight the collaborative and innovative work taking place in Duluth around community development.

About Keynote Speaker: Majora Carter

From 2001 to 2008, Majora Carter was Executive Director of the non-profit she founded: Sustainable South Bronx – where she pioneered green-collar job training and placement systems in one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the US . This MacArthur “genius” is now president of her own economic consulting firm, a co-host on Sundance Channel’s ‘The Green’, and host of a new special public radio series called, ‘The Promised Land’.

For additional information about the Clean Economy Dinner featuring Majora Carter or the Green Jobs Action Plans, contact Laura Carlson at A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation, laura@zeppa.org or call 218-726-5430.

WHERE: DECC/ Duluth Event & Convention Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth

The Clean Economy Dinner will be in the Harbor Side Ballroom; the Green Jobs Action Plans Roll-out in the Harbor Side Conference Room.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 5:30 p.m. The pre-dinner event, Green Jobs Action Plan Roll-out, begins at 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

WHO: Zeppa Co-Executive Director Tony Cuneo , Duluth LISC Executive Director Pam Kramer, city and elected officials, visiting community investors, community leaders and residents.