Working for Smart Growth:
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Webinar: Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce

November 15, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Part of the Soak Up The Rain New England Webinar Series

Location: online

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As the number of green infrastructure projects like rain gardens, bioswales, green
streets, green roofs and other best management practices expands, there is
growing interest in the possibility that the green stormwater movement may be a
potential source of jobs for local residents, including low-income and/or diverse
neighborhoods. This webinar will share information on key occupations
involved in installation, maintenance and monitoring of urban green
infrastructure, highlight findings from “Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce,” (a national study by Jobs for the Future), and highlight examples of
existing and emerging job training and certification programs. Presenters include:

 Kevin Doyle, Principal, Green Economy, will report on findings and
recommendations from Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce, a national study from Jobs for the Future that identifies and
describes key occupations involved in the installation, maintenance,
and monitoring of urban green infrastructure.

 Bethany Bezak, Green Infrastructure Manager, DC Clean Rivers
Project, DC Water and Sewer Authority, will discuss DC Water’s
leadership role in creating the National Green Infrastructure
Certification Program (NGICP), and launching job training and
contracting initiative for local residents to secure certification and be
hired into entry-level jobs.

 Amelia Rose, Executive Director, Groundwork Rhode Island, will
report on development and initial results from landscaping job training
programs that relate to green stormwater infrastructure.

 Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston
Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), will speak on how the
commission is examining job training/workforce initiatives relating to
green infrastructure, including BWSC’s involvement in the National
Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

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