SLIDESHOW: Workers Use Green Tech To “Recycle” White Center House
Got Green and the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) did a demo of their plans to “recycle” an abandoned house Wednesday morning (July 21) in White Center, with 14 participants ranging in age from 19 to 55.
This project utilizes federal stimulus dollars provided through a Dept. of Labor “Pathways Out of Poverty” training grant to prepare low income communities for livable wage jobs in Green Construction industries.
Got Green is also preparing graduates to become ambassadors for home weatherization and other solutions to climate change in their own communities.
The house used for training is scheduled for demolition on the future site of the Strength of Place Initiative (SOPI) Village affordable housing development. Program graduates (all low-income workers of color) hope to provide weatherization services to Seattle area homeowners and small businesses under the “Weatherize Every Building” project being launched by the City of Seattle this fall.
Got Green (a local grassroots organization that promotes Green Jobs, Energy Efficiency, and Racial Justice) is organizing this Home Weatherization training to promote the movement for Green Collar Jobs as the best way to fight poverty and global warming at the same time. Got Green is Seattle’s home-grown branch of the national movement for equity and opportunity in the new Green Economy.
More info on Got Green is available here.
Photographer Francis Zera was there to capture the following Photo Slideshow: