Category “Local Area”

"Green Infrastructure is Critical to Creative Class Communities!"

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Green Infrastructure (not to be confused with green technologies) is essential to developing sustainable communities. Durham is already widely recognized as a center for the creative class, a contemporary name for “knowledge” workers. These aren’t just jobs for artists but all jobs that require thinking and/or creating for a living, e.g. researchers, doctors, lawyers, etc. And a new study by the Michigan State University Land Institute indicates that one of the key ways to stay that way is for Durham to invest as much in “green infrastructure” as it does traditional infrastructure like downtown areas, streets, water, sewer, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a "Community Supported Energy” (CSE) Project?

Monday, 23 November, 2009

A Community Supported Energy Project, or CSE, is a lot like a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »

Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC): State-of-the-art in truck design?

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Triangle Clean Cities hosted a tour of the Gaffney, SC Freightliner truck chassis facility Read the rest of this entry »

Green is Golden-belt Redevelopment Project

Wednesday, 16 September, 2009

Historic Goldenbelt

A Community Supported Energy (CSE) Project and Incubator Space for the Arts and the Emerging Green Economy– a project of The Forest Foundation

The North Wing of Goldenbelt Manufacturing in Durham, NC is the last building in need of redevelopment, connecting us to our historical roots in the tobacco industry. It sits directly in the midst of a Hope VI federal redevelopment area Read the rest of this entry »

Critique of White House “Green Jobs Report”

Wednesday, 18 March, 2009

The following is a critique of “The White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families: Green Jobs Report,” convened by Vice President Joe Biden. It is an excellent document and in it are the words and conceptual models needed for the The Green Jobs Movement’s success. It also is missing some things. Read the rest of this entry »

Education for Sustainable Development

Friday, 20 February, 2009

This is a correspondence between Marc Dreyfors, President of The Forest Foundation, and a research professor in the field of educational systems/curriculum for sustainable development, a relatively recent division of environmental education. Read the rest of this entry »

Internships and Volunteers needed for 2009

Tuesday, 3 February, 2009

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