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Green Jobs Philly NEWS #15

Friday, August 28th, 2009

GREEN JOBS PHILLY NEWS is broadcast monthly to 5,773 Philadelphia officials, businesses, environmentalists, organizers, jobseekers.

JOBS * FOOD * FUEL * HOUSING * TRANSIT * HEALTH * EVENTS * YOUR LETTERS

SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE: paul5glover@yahoo.com

HIRE ONE ANOTHER: When the pilot and co-pilot bail out (Wall Street and Congress), we passengers need to take charge.  Thousands of talented people receiving this newsletter are capable of training and trading with one another– creating new jobs and businesses and credits– to meet our needs.  Look at the list of Philadelphians ready to lead change rather than just vote for it.

Beer to Go © 2009 Greg Prestegord

Beer to Go © 2009 Greg Prestegord

SUN, WIND, RAIN NEWS

GREEN COLLAR JOB TRAINING COMING STATEWIDE

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has drafted a Weatherization Training Plan to employ 2,500 workers to weatherize 70,000 homes.  New weatherization installers can be trained, certified and put to work in 2 to 4 weeks.

FIRST GREEN COLLAR GRADUATES SPREAD ENERGY CONSERVATION “Energy Coordinating Agency’s Green Jobs Training Center aren’t just changing plumbing and insulation – they’re changing lives. When the crew finishes weatherizing a house, newly-certified specialist Ron Madison says, the homeowner is ‘so happy…they’re thanking you.’ He mentions one woman who could finally take down the blanket she’d been using to divide her frozen kitchen from the rest of the house. Another gentleman told Madison his house hadn’t been so warm since he first moved in “fifty years ago.”
—”Madison thinks the Training Center will be a boon to its West Kensington neighborhood: ‘This area needs jobs,’ he says. Even before the program expands to train more local residents, though, its graduates have already carried the message of energy conservation back to their communities.  Weatherization instructor Ken Hoke believes it’s this simple awareness of good home efficiency practices that makes the greatest difference of all. ‘It’s more than just a job,’ he says. ‘It’s a way of life.’”

PHILADELPHIA HOMES ARE INSULATED WITH NEW ENGLAND NEWSPAPERS AND CALIFORNIA BORIC ACID.  ECA relies on National Fiber and Green Fiber.

DONATE TO MATCH $240,000 from Kresge Foundation– to convert ECA’s conservation center into a LEED Silver Green Jobs Training Center . The renovated building will consume 40% less heat and 16% less electricity, and facilitate expansion of conservation programs and workforce. Pam Carunchio 215-609-1057

PENNSYLVANIA WIND POWER RANKED #2: American Wind Energy Association says Pennsylvania was number two in the nation for new installed wind projects during second quarter 2009. PA has more than 460 megawatts of wind power with another 300 megawatts under construction. By year’s end, wind could be making enough electricity for 240,000 homes.
MID-ATLANTIC SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

ENERGY CONSERVATION BLOCK PARTY AT OGONTZ: trains neighbors to reduce costs of heating, water, gas.  To create your own party: Karyn Conway

GUIDE TO TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR HOME PERFORMANCE PROFESSIONALS

Earthship bottle wall

Earthship bottle wall

EARTHSHIP FESTIVAL SHOWCASES ULTIMATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY HOMES in Chalmers Park.  Attended by 2,000 residents and Seth Williams, Jannie Blackwell, Sharif Street, Mayor Michael Nutter, Residents Coalition president Brickhouse, representative Ralph Wynder.  These homes are made primarily of recycled tires and are deeply earth bermed for least energy cost.
—Fire Commissioner Ayers commented after viewing the video, “I really don’t see any safety hazards.  It’s pretty straightforward.  I like this very much.”
—Chalmers Park has plans many green changes such as streams running through the park. Organized by Rashida Ali-Campbell.  Facebook

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SOLAR PV CAN SUPPLY 30% OF PA’S ENERGY NEEDS says the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

URBAN ECO ELECTRIC INSTALLS SOLAR ELECTRIC FREE. Professionally installed solar panels at no cost.  For all Philadelphia homeowners with a flat roof.  Lock in rates for 20 years (escape PECO’s pending rate hikes!), No maintainence, 24/7 equipment monitoring, Reduced carbon emissions and planetary impact.

PENNSYLVANIA SUNSHINE SOLAR PROGRAM REBATE Solar hot water systems save up to 85% on annual water heating bills and up to 30% on space heating bills.
—HUGE SOLAR FEDERAL TAX CREDITS

NEIGHBORHIRE “Find the Help You Need.” new site makes it easy for Philadelphians to hire one another.

CITY KIDS AND BIG TREES: AN URBAN NATURE LESSON

NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE
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FASTER THAN TRAFFIC

graph by Inquirer 7/15/09

graph by Inquirer 7/15/09

BIKE LANES IN CENTER CITY Further stories

CITY WITHOUT CARS

RAIL BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND READING ADVANCES to relieve Susquehanna congestion.

READING VIADUCT GREENWAY AND PARK Sarah McEneaney sarahmceneaney@verizon.net

PHS DIRECTOR SUGGESTS SHEEP MOWERS TO CLEAN AND GREEN  Local blogger agrees. SHEEP MOWED PHILLIES STADIUM UNTIL 1938.  Doylestown golf course relied on sheep  Vineyard Valley Llamas sell sheep and wool: Oley, PA, 50 miles northeast of Philadelphia. 610-987-0800. Los Angeles virtually outlaws leaf blowers.
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BUSINESS & MEDIA NEWS

GOOD NEWS FROM PHILADELPHIA NEIGHBORHOODS Temple’s Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab features 23 neighborhoods.
—WEST PHILLY’S COMMUNITY RADIO

REFRESH PHILLY “designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in their areas.” Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards.
• Let’s Gather Great Minds
• Let’s Share All Of Our Knowledge
• Let’s All Grow And Learn
• Let’s Promote Local Talent
• Let’s Be More Than We Think Can Be
• Let’s Make Our Cities Better

PHILLY PHREQUENCY broadcasts the sights and sounds of fun.

NORTH PHILLY HUSTLA by Kenneth Reading. Raised in North Philadelphia surrounded by drugs and decay, this author reveals street life pushing kids down, and dramatizes the personal choice to break free.  Green jobs are the larger answer,  transferring power to neighborhoods while employing everyone to reduce basic living costs.

HELPING EMPLOYERS OVERCOME RESISTANCE TO HIRING PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS

CREDIT UNION NETWORK allows any credit union member to transact at any other credit union.

500 LOCAL GREEN BUSINESSES in SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS NETWORK DIRECTORY

ALL THE WORLD’S AN OFFICE: wifi in Pennsylvania

OAKLAND CALIFORNIA CLOSES BUDGET DEFICIT BY PAYING EMPLOYEES PARTLY WITH LOCAL CURRENCY

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DINNER NEWS

CENTER FOR CULINARY ENTERPRISES INCUBATOR in West Philadelphia Cooks Up a Batch of Entrepreneurs

PHILLY KITCHENSHARE at 1514 South St. phillykitchenshare@gmail.com

THE VILLAGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES SEEKS PARTNERS “to put the million square feet of land they maintain in North Philly to better use.  Opportunities for our teens to learn about Urban Sustainability and Gardening, and to get involved with the Philadelphia Urban Farming Community; Potential to bring fresh food to our community; Leadership, work ethic, and vision.”  Elizabeth Grimaldi

PRESERVE MILL CREEK FARM

VEGETARIAN SUMMERFEST IN POTTSTOWN in July, podcast by Vance Lehmkuhl

OTOLITH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED SEAFOOD moves to 2133 E. Huntingdon St, Kensington. “Buy your share today, and know that you are supporting a local business and getting only the finest fish from sustainable Alaskan fisheries.”  Each share is $180, less than $12/pound mixed variety salmon.

food comes from soil made by worms

food comes from soil made by worms

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WORM BIN TO MAKE RICH GARDEN SOIL

START A FARMERS’ MARKET IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Farm to City seeks partners for “outdoor producer-only farmers’ markets in 2010.”  Deadline for submitting qualifications is 9/28. To get the RFQ: info@farmtocity.org Put “RFQ request” in subject line.

HARVESTMARK enables shoppers to know exactly where their food comes from.

METROFARM: Magazine of Metropolitan Agriculture

URBAN AGRICULTURE: ENHANCING FOOD DEMOCRACY IN PHILADELPHIA Drexel Thesis, Katharine A. Travaline Master
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HEALTHY CITY

HEALTH CARE REFORM AND GREEN JOBS
Many Philadelphians want to join the green movement but are locked into grey jobs just for health insurance.  They pay insurance premiums rather than weatherize.   We can’t decisively rebuild Philadelphia greenward while wealth is diverted into enriching HMOs.  As well, 160,000 Philadelphians are un-insured, while Pennsylvania’s Medicaid waiting list is 255,000.
Medicare for All plus genuine co-op plans liberate us from this mess.  There are two distinct types of health cooperative.  The U.S. Senate proposal would allow businesses to pool employee numbers to leverage lower HMO rates.  These are co-ops in a corporate cage.
—The true health cooperative challenges corporate control of medical finance and embraces Medicare for All.  They contribute to the campaign by establishing a nonprofit health system into which federal money would be paid, and by organizing the un-insured to defend Medicare for All.

INDEPENDENT HEALTH FINANCING: MEMBER-OWNED & NONPROFIT. Since Congress and Wall Street have both failed to protect millions of Americans, co-op health plans are starting.  They transfer control of health financing directly to the public.  They operate on highest standards of transparency.  This is how health was originally insured: 80 years ago fraternal organizations (Moose, Elks, Odd Fellows, Shriners)  built hospitals, old folks’ homes, orphanages, sanataria, paid sickness and death costs.  Top care, low cost.
—Members of the Ithaca Health Alliance, for example, pay $100/YEAR to be protected for 12 categories of everyday emergency, and they own their own free clinic.  Approved by their Chamber of Commerce, Health Department, Medical Center, state and local legislators.

HEALING IS A GREEN JOB when it relies more on preventive therapy, healthy food and herbs; relies less on corporate chemical pills; uses least invasive surgery, recycles materials.
GREEN HEALING JOB OPPORTUNITIES
LILIPOH MAGAZINE (Phoenixville): HEALTH, NUTRITION, ENVIRONMENT
CREATING COMMUNITY MAGAZINE (Doylestown) ONLINE “holistic health, fitness, personal growth, spirituality, environmental responsibility”
AMERICAN HOLISTIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

CIGNA ENDORSES HOLISTIC HEALING while noting concerns:
—Some complementary therapies work as well as conventional therapies. They often cost less and have fewer side effects. For example, acupuncture can reduce arthritis pain with fewer side effects than medicines, and St. John’s wort has recently been shown to treat mild to moderate depression as well as a commonly prescribed antidepressant medicine while causing fewer side effects.
—”Another benefit of complementary medicine is in the more holistic, ‘whole person’ approach of many of its practitioners. Most complementary medicine practitioners and many medical doctors use this approach, which considers your lifestyle, background, and habits, in addition to your physical health. It provides a more complete health picture and more effective way to treat many diseases. This personal approach makes many people feel better about their practitioner, their treatment, and their medical condition.
—”A person who uses a complementary therapy often benefits from a sense of empowerment. In seeking care outside conventional medicine, you are taking a more active role in your health care that can make you feel more in control of your health.  Science has shown that your emotional state can affect your health. Many people respond well to complementary treatments because they often address your sense of well-being as well as the condition itself.”

PHILADELPHIA HEALTH TRAINING
—In addition to major medical schools:
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE Dr. of Osteopathic Medicine (DO, DO/MBA, DO/MPH, DO/PHD).  Forensic Medicine (MS, Pathway, Certificate).  School Psychology (PsyD, EdS, MS)
THE REIKI SCHOOL AND CLINIC
CENTER FOR HUMAN INTEGRATION 8400 Pine Rd.  (215) 742-3505
NATIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY INSTITUTE
CORTIVA INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY
NATIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY INSTITUTE
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MASSAGE THERAPY
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHIATSU
TJU - MYRNA BRIND CENTER OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

CHECK THE SODA LABEL: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP PROMOTES OBESITY AND DIABETES (Mayo Clinic) (Consumer Reports)  (Diabetes Health)  (American Diabetes Assn)  (Endocrine Review) soft drinks and many breakfast cereals, salad dressings, cheese spreads, yogurts, jams, peanut butter.

CITY ENDS BOTTLED WATER PURCHASES: The City of Philadelphia is no longer buying bottled water for municipal departments, except for those few that do not have access to potable water.  According to Dr. Camille Barnett, the City’s Managing Director, this move will save $100,000 - not to mention the savings to the environment.
BOTTLED WATER IS A SCAM Youtube
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EVENTS

to 8/30 Green Cities, Clean Waters exhibit, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center.

8/31-9/4 FIVE DAY ENTRY LEVEL PV DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CLASS.  Accredited by IREC Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, 2880 Comly Rd, breakfast 7:30am.  Infinite Solar, Inc. 215-464-6460 / 215-667-1267

9/1 DELAWARE VALLEY GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL RESIDENTIAL MEMBER CIRCLE.  1617 JFK (above Suburban Station), Suite 1145, 11th fl, right from elevator. 6:30-8:30pm.  Featured speaker Laura Blau “PassivHaus– European Green Building Standard.”

9/2 & 9 & 16 VOCATIONAL TRANSFORMATIONS/ VOCATIONAL LIBERATION WORKSHOPS features “Your Very Own Hidden Job Markets!” at Art of Wellness Center, 647 Bainbridge St. (@ 7th St.), 6:30-8:00pm.  Fee: $15 per person/$25 pair.  Register 215-618-1572 VocTransVocLib@comcast.net

9/6 PHILLY NAKED BIKE RIDE “to promote cycling advocacy,” “to raise awareness about fuel consumption and environmental impact of the car culture,” “to promote positive body image,” “to promote economic sustainability as a way of life and a corporate responsibility” and “because riding naked is fun!”

9/10 BEERS FOR BILLS: Urban Eco Electric invites you to show them your PECO bill in exchange for a beer. They’re installing solar panels on flat roofs in Philadelphia with full sun at no cost to the homeowner. “Let us show you how this can be your last PECO bill.”    For Pete’s Sake Pub, 900 S. Front St. Manayunk, 6-9pm.

9/10 SUSTAINABLE 19125 FORUM, 2424 York St, 6-8pm.  NKCDC invites public input on which “efforts towards environmental sustainability the larger community would like to see.”  Making “Fishtown and Kensington the greenest neighborhoods in Philadelphia.”

9/12 ARTISTS CREATE EDIBLE LANDSCAPES Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Port Royal Ave & Hagy’s Mill Rd.

9/13 GREENFEST PHILLY bigger than ever, 200+ exhibitors, South Street and 2nd, 11am-6pm.  Volunteer or exhibit: “The theme of this year’s event is sustainable FOOD. Highlighting everything from organic to buying locally to having a vegetarian or pasture-raised and grass-fed diet…”

9/14 DRAFT INTERCITY PASSENGER AND FREIGHT RAIL PLAN presented by PennDOT. Includes  Phila-Reading commuter line. SEPTA, Board Room, 1234 Market St. 6-8pm.

9/16 MERCHANTS FUND GRANT MEETING introduces 10 grants of $50,000 for businesses in low-income neighborhoods.  2pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street.

9/16 and Wednesdays: RODALE INSTITUTE FALL FILM SERIES free films at the farm.

9/17 REIMAGINING VACANT LAND IN PHILADELPHIA “No Vacancy” sustainability forum. Academy of Natural Sciences.  RSVP Required. cep@ansp.org

9/18 BIKE PARTS ART SHOW  Studio 34 Yoga, 7-10pm, 4522 Baltimore Ave. Artists inspired by bike parts and cycling, including paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs, light fixtures, assemblage, jewelry, and furniture.  Craft! Music! Beer! Snacks!  Raffle forFuji track bike.   Benefit for Neighborhood Bike Works.  Facebook

9/18 PARKING DAY: parking spaces converted to bigger, better, odder uses.  Pamela Zimmerman

9/22 ENERGY USE IN CONDOMINIUMS Strategies for reducing the energy use of large residential buildings, especially condominums and co-ops. 6pm.  Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadephia. RSVP

9/22 ONE WEB DAY advocating affordable internet access.

9/24 PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE.  Meet the Community Impact Staff at The Philadelphia Foundation, 3-5pm.  Learn eligibility requirements, application guidelines and grantmaking process.  Also 10/30 and 11/24.  RSVP required.

9/25-26 WORLD GREEN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM at Sheraton City Ctr (25th) & Comcast Center (26th).

Double Jump Rope. N. Philadelphia © Brian Keeler

Double Jump Rope. N. Philadelphia © Brian Keeler

9/26 STREET GAMES FESTIVAL AND HEALTH FAIR.  Young and old will play “old skool” street games like foursquare (king ball), double dutch, hopscotch and skully with celebrity athletes and entertainers and local politicians.  Also free health screenings, human services info, live stage show with national and local talent.  Park West Town Center, 52nd & Jefferson St.  10am-5pm.  215-688-1126 streetgames@merceradvisorygroup.com

9/26 WEIRD WASTE DAY: bring discarded electronics to Valley Green Bank parking lot, (Mt Airy & Germantown Ave), 1-4pm, “All products are hand dismantled and shredded. Each item is  directed to the right end market and recycled safely, in full compliance with all environmental regulations.”  Price: 32 cents/pound.  mtairybiz.com

9/26 FARM-RAISER benefit for Emerald Street Urban Farm Project.  Noon: games, pie-eating contest, DJ, burgers.  3: beer, dancing.  emeraldstreeturbanfarm.wordpress.com

10/5-6 GLOBAL CREATIVE ECONOMY CONVERGENCE SUMMIT, Convention Center.  ”learn about innovative technologies.. and resources that support creative entrepreneurial development; the 21st century workforce skills needed to fuel the creative economy; the convergence of technologies and innovation that will make our communities and the world become truly sustainable.”

10/10 HONEY BEE SYMPOSIUM Temple University Ambler, 8am-4pm.  “There will be a focus on bee-friendly gardens and tours of the Arboretum at Temple”  beefest@montcobeekeepers.org

10/14-15 BUILD GREEN CONFERENCE Sheraton City Center Hotel, hosted by Delaware Valley Green Building Council

10/15 EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING.  “The basics of framing and strategic communications, Message creation and delivery, Classic case studies from the public interest sector.” Free Library, 1901 Vine St, 10-11:15am. Register

10/18 BIKETOBERFEST beer benefit for Bicycle Coalition, at Dock Street Brewery, 2-6pm.

DREAMIT NETWORKING CALENDAR events connect your business idea to seed money and tech help.

FUN WITH NETWORKING WEEKLY EVENTS LIST
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YOUR LETTERS

“This issue is really chockfull!  What a fabulous asset.”  –Pam Rogow
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I am researching  how to create or find pre-existing online courses for high school students in ecological urban planning, sustainable community design, and permaculture. Due to so many budget cuts in schools, students are finding themselves forced to take online classes, and within this I see an opening for instruction pertinent to our times.  Do you have any thoughts to add to this recent brainstorm of mine?”  –Heather Watrous
—[REPLY] Excellent suggestion.  Googling “permaculture course online” finds over 100 classes.  My Temple University sylllabus for Metropolitan Ecology is at paulglover.org/metroeco.html.  It consists extensively of links to latest green initiatives, including sections on permaculture and ecological urban design.  There are great permaculture videos online, like youtube.com/watch?v=sohI6vnWZmk. Combining online sources with relevant community work, through such organizations found at current and back editions of Green Jobs Philly News, is the base for well-rounded learning.
—And new green schools are starting which teach skills of neighborhood management.
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“Thank you very much, Paul!  The Transport Politic item is a wonderful discovery for me.”  –Peter Javsicas, Executive Director, Pennsylvanians for Transportation Solutions
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“We are preparing some information explaining the concept of green jobs for students in grades 4-12.  We’re having difficulty locating anything in written in Spanish.  Would you happen to have an article that you would be willing to provide us to share with our students?”  –Carolyn Byers
—[REPLY]  Googling “trabajos verdes” finds very little.  This radio show begins explaining green jobs at 11:50.  I’ve bought the domain trabajosverdes.org and am seeking to fill it.  Leticia Ayala here in Philadelphia translated the following section of greenjobsphilly.org:
¿Qué Es Un Trabajo Verde?
Empleos verdes hacen la vida más fácil para todos reduciendo los costos de combustible, de la comida, y de la vivienda. El trabajo verde expande la economía de Filadelfia reduciendo el desperdicio de recursos y riqueza. El trabajo verde repara la tierra para cultivar, el agua y el aire, haciéndolos más limpios y más sanos.
—Hay cientos de tipos de trabajos verdes.  Algunos de los empleos ofrecidos aquí son trabajos verdes profundos; algunos son de color pálido.
—Los trabajos verdes profundos crean verdaderas alternativas al agotamiento del recurso — los trenes, las bicicletas, energía solar y energía solar pasiva, papel libre de árbol, baños ecológicos, la agricultura urbana, y así sucesivamente.  Éstos demuestran que miles de millions de seres humanos pueden disfrutar de este planeta al repararlo.
—Puestos de trabajo de color verde pálido reducen el daño al ambiente pero lo continúan — como los coches económicos en combustible, baños que utilizan menos agua, y “limpia” carbón. Necesitamos que respecter estas technologías de transición.  Pero la mayoría de las herramientas normales de la civilización deben ser reemplazadas gradualmente por las herramientas que sirven el futuro.  Cada industria tiene opciones más ecológicos o “verdes.”
Valores del Trabajo Verde:
* Ecológico:  Restauración, en lugar de la extracción
* Mutuo:  Motivación por el máximo beneficio social, en lugar de los ingresos máximos
* Democrático:  Transfiera el poder económic a vecindarios y vecinos
* Regional:  Reducir la dependencia de las importaciones de bienes y servicios esenciales, reciclando riqueza localmente
* Creatividad:  Exportación de alternativas e ideas verdes
—I’ve written the following City Paper cover story which has been translated into Spanish. Preparate Para El Mejor
—If you, your associates and/or students would like to help translating more text from greenjobsphilly.org I’d welcome this and credit your work at trabajosverdes.org  There are articles about how to green your resume, how to green your business, grassroots greening. I’ve written a book: Green Jobs Philly.
Would be good to create children’s book and/or comic book on this theme.
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“I just read your newsletter #14 and wanted to reach out to you.  I’m working with Urban Eco Electric and we have unique pilot program to put Solar Panels on 100 Philadelphia flat roofs at no cost to the homeowner. After installation the homeowner can buy the clean solar power produced on their roofs at rates lower than PECO.
—”The program is open to all Philadelphia homeowner with a flat roof and good solar potential (without tall trees or building to the south that would cast a shadow on the panels) but I’d specifically like to invite you for your involvement with GreenJobsPhilly.com as like-minded, progressive thinker.
—”You can learn more or apply on our website and I’d look forward to your call to hear any of your ideas about how we can hit the pavement faster and move well beyond this pilot program — ultimately we’d like to put up 5,000+ installations in Philly.”  –Christopher Johnston 610 608-2231
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“Do you happen to have a copy of old newsletters that I could read?  –CJ
—[REPLY] All back issues, from August 2008, are linked from greenjobsphilly.org/news
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“There are some great gems in your newsletter and I make sure to read it every month. But I am really busy and have ADD, a bad combination for getting through all your information. I was just wondering if you’ve considered the feasibility of doing more frequent, but shorter mailings.  Thanks for all your hard work!”  –Brian
—[REPLY] Thanks for encouragement and suggestion.  If I had funding enough I could focus on this newsletter and issue it twice monthly.  So I’d suggest reading the monthly edition in pieces– start with EVENTS section.
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“I have a ECO-friendly painting business in Philadelphia.  I suggest a new category, PAINTING, under construction I guess.”  –Zsuzsi Apati
—[REPLY]  This has been added, for low-VOC and milk-based paints.
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“Thank you for your support and providing this ongoing network!  I am thrilled to list my healing services.  I  have a special, additional service, which my husband can provide: water purification.”  –Paula
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