PEOPLE OF COLOR IN GREEN SPACES

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About the Project & Webinar Series:

 

Sustainability is a buzzword, used in every intersection of our lives these days, but what does it actually mean? What does a sustainable world in our communities look like? And why should it matter us, our friends, and our families and communities?

 

People of Color in Green Spaces webinars answer these questions by highlighting the opportunities presented by a sustainable future, and in turn paving the way to lasting intergenerational wealth, improved public health, community vitality, and equity.

 

People of Color in Green Spaces is a focused, People of Color driven series, comprised of informative networked events for People of Color with any background experience that is interested in sustainability, providing attendees with the know-how, resources, and support to leverage and make sustainable change in their own communities and professional pursuits.

Attendees will:

  • Hear from leading sustainability-focused People of Color in Green Spaces who are movers and shakers in their professional and local communities

  • Network with sustainability industry leaders from across the nation, such as GeoTab, GEVO, Social Glass, OpConnect, Black & Veatch, and others

  • Engage with industry for internship, job, and other professional development opportunities

  • Interact with a national network of other People of Color in Green Spaces

  • Create a pipeline in partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and communities

  • Discover and explore new educational pathways to careers

  • Learn more about sustainability and a future WE can build!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar #3

TBD

*Proceeds will benefit our partner Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other community partners.

PAST EVENTS

JOB INFO

April 21, 2021

Speakers:

  • James Harper, Jr.

  • Christy Jackiewicz

  • Paola Santana

  • Ashley N. Scott

  • Dr. Pete Thimmaiah

  • Tamara Young

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

James Harper, Jr.

Director  

Office of Acquisition Management

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Paola Santana

Founder & CEO

GLASS

Dr. Pete Thimmaiah

Program Manager

Zero-Emission Fleets Initiative Fraser Basin Council 

Christy Jackiewicz

Chief

Minority Educational Institution Division Office of Economic Impact and Diversity U.S. Department of Energy 

Ashley N. Scott

Senior Director

Strategy & Policy Development

Lime

Tamara Young

Assistant Vice President

Enrollment Services

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama 

A Message From The Founder

Even in the most dire of times during the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, the focus on green sustainability must be embedded in OUR cultures. Sustainability remains a critical part in securing future generations, especially in the most vulnerable underserved communities of black and brown people. Sustainability work must continue to be championed to ensure greenhouse gases are reduced through clean energy methods by using the cleanest resources available. It’s now time to take action in connecting with industry professionals and partners to get educated and create a job pipeline in OUR communities.

Philip Saunders MCFE, DSL, LSSBB

Deputy Division Director, Logistics and Emergency Management

Green Fleet Program

City of Seattle, Department of Finance and Administrative Services

SPONSORSHIP 

Click the below sponsorship package to hear more about how you can get involved. 

SPONSOR & PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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