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Green Jobs Philly NEWS #33

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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ENROLL TO FIND A GREEN JOB

ENROLL TO OFFER A GREEN JOB

DEEP GREEN JOBS FOR PHILADELPHIA: More than a Paycheck

A GOLD RUSH OF SUBSIDIES IN THE SEARCH FOR CLEAN ENERGY (NYT)

PHILLY IS #7 FOR GREEN POWER among US cities (20% green) and #35 among large corporate entities

PHILADELPHIA WOODWORKS member-owned woodshop with professional guidance, for beginners to experts, 4901 Umbria St

Factories to Incubators

Factories to Incubators

GREEN BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Chicago converts one abandoned factory into LEED incubator for 100 green businesses.

FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS TO THE MUTUAL CLASS “Americans have the tools and money to create an America where all workers are employed, whose every square mile is beautiful; whose cities are safe playgrounds for children; whose food is fresh and affordable; whose waters are clean from sea to crystal sea.”

VETERANS GREEN JOBS 610-290-3990 audie@veteransgreenjobs.org
GREEN STUDIES FOR VETS
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MONEY: THE ROOT OF ALL

650,000 AMERICANS SWITCHED TO CREDIT UNIONS in October.
MOVE YOUR MONEY PHILLY “Don’t Give Money to Institutions Who Screw You.  Help us take away the big banks’ operating capital and put it in the hands of local non-profit credit unions.”
BREAKING UP WITH YOUR MEGA-BANK

PUBLIC BANKING INSTITUTE PLANNING NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PHILLY.  “Take a look at each end of the banking spectrum. On one end are the nation’s 6,900 small, locally owned, community banks.  These institutions control $1.4 trillion in assets. That’s 11% of all bank assets. They currently have $257 billion in loans to small businesses and farms on their books.
—”On the other end, four giant banks— JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, and Wells Fargo— now command $5.4 trillion in assets, or 40% of the total. They are nearly four times as large as all local banks combined, but these banks have a mere $85 billion in small-business and farm loans current.”  —Yes! Magazine

TELL BANKS TO STOP FUNDING PAY DAY LENDERS “Right now, big banks like Bank of America borrow money from the Federal Reserve at less than 1% interest, lend it out to payday lenders at 3%, who turn around and lend it to our communities at 400% interest or more.”

CAMPAIGN FOR COOPERATION promotes the National Cooperative Development Act of 2011, introduced by Representative Chaka Fattah.  The bill would allocate federal funding to spur cooperative economic development in the communities where it is most needed, by providing loans to new and existing cooperatives, and by building local cooperative development centers.
—Says Fattah, “As we think about the economic challenges that the country faces, obviously, co-ops provide an opportunity for us to employ more people, to provide better services whether its food, housing, healthcare, recreation materials and equipment, insurance products, electricity, you name it, co-ops are providing it today and doing it at affordable rates with quality goods and services.  So we want to expand that and make sure that the federal government is a friend of the co-op movement and has a welcoming sign on the door.”
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OCCUPY PHILLY

“Confrontation of the criminal class responsible for the corporate coup of the US, is vital and long overdue. But there is also a need to take responsibility and design intelligent, local strategies, to prevent the same problems of scale  from repeating themselves. The notion of self sufficiency is key. We can only properly protest something, when we have reduced our dependency on it.” Occupy Wall Street Permaculture

All Together Now

All Together Now

OCCUPY PHILLY: A GREEN AGENDA

THE “OFFICIAL” OCCUPY PHILLY SITE

OCCUPY PHILLY MEDIA

TIME FOR MILLENNNIALS TO TAKE CONTROL

ANARCHOVIEWS on OCCUPY PHILLY

HOW TO TAKE POWER

CHANGE BY US PHILLY is “a new tool that can help you make your ideas reality.”   Share ideas, join or create projects, build teams, and find resources to execute community projects that improve Philadelphia.”

SUSTAINABILITY NEXUS “accelerates our progression toward true sustainability by establishing… regional centers that coalesce the abundant but fragmented energy and talent already flowing into social and environmental sustainability goals in each region.”

TELL THE 1% WHAT YOU THINK A regional General Assembly is planned for mid-December.
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THE ORIGINAL GREEN

PHILLY GREEN WALL

PLANT ONE MILLION TREES is new project of PHS

VIADUCTGREENE plans to transform an old Reading RR viaduct into a gigantic walkers’ paradise, connecting and enriching this city as NYC has done with its High Line Park

NEIGHBORHOOD  FOODS is a new project of Urban Tree Connections

FOOD INSECURITY AND SPATIAL INEQUALITY IN PHILADELPHIA’S LOWER-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS: Analyzing the Role of Community Gardens.  By Center for Sustinable Communities Temple University

GARDEN JUSTICE LEGAL INTIATIVE provides free legal services for Philadelphia urban gardeners.  Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2nd fl, 267-546-1300 (ex. 251)acahn@pilcop.org

CENTER FOR CULINARY ENTERPRISES RENOVATION KICKS OFF “Construction has recently begun on the Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE) in West Philadelphia. When completed in July 2012, this project will be Philadelphia’s first and one of the nation’s most comprehensive commercial kitchen centers. The project is designed to be an engine for creating food-related jobs and businesses, and to provide resources to emerging food entrepreneurs.”

WINTER SUN FARMS provides fresh local greens all winter from its greenhouse.  Subscribe to weekly delivery

FRACKING CREATES JOBS (FOR CORRUPT POLITICIANS)

VERIZON SPIES ON YOUR WEB BROWSING:  Addresses of websites you visit when using our wireless service. These data strings (or URLs) may include search terms you have use, Location of your device, App and device feature usage.  Click to object.
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THE GREEN ARTS

THE TRUE PHILLY ART SCENE

CRED Magazine, a publication of the Village of Arts and Humanities, invites submissions from artists, poets, designers, art schools, journalism schools, writing workshops, galleries and performers.

THE SCULPTURE HOUSE shows what can be done to a Philadelphia rowhome with recycled materials provided by friends and neighbors.

PATCH ADAMS FREE CLINIC SEEKS LAND in low-income Philadelphia neighborhood.  When you switch to PA Wind and Solar for your electricity, the clinic gets $35:

PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA’S TUNE UP PHILLY PROGRAM isnow PLAY ON, PHILLY! (POP). Seventeen musicians are teaching 110 children every weekday after school for three hours a day. “Each child selects a standard orchestral instrument and receive a group lesson, small ensemble experience, and large ensemble rehearsals every day. The program has a full symphony orchestra, string orchestra, and wind ensemble, while offering jazz, composition, choir, and percussion.”
—Based on Venezuela’s El Sistema, which has taught over 500,000 barrio children.  One of their students is now chief conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Stanford Thompson, Executive Director 215-531-4876
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EVENTS

11/14, 17, 28 & 12/1, 5 HOW WE FISH “a creative forum to tell your story and contribute to the design of this new city-wide mural project about what work means, honoring the rich history and exciting potential of Philadelphia’s workforce.”

11/15 BARTRAM’S ORCHARD PLANTING by Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP), 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, 1pm.  “Help out with our most ambitious planting yet! Up to 50 fruit and nut trees will go in the ground at Bartram’s Garden.” Total 120 planned.  A partnership between POP, Bartram’s, UNI, PHS, and Parks & Rec. RAINDATE: Wed, 11/16 @ 1pm.

11/17, 10am-2pm; 11/19, 9am-4pm. SAVE WYCK’S CHICKS WORK PARTY.  6026 Germantown Avenue Move chicken coop to higher ground.  Hot drinks, big pot of chili or soup, desserts.  “Check out our little farm, our historic rose garden, and take a tour of a 300-year-old Philadelphia house. BYO work gloves, and your enthusiasm for urban chickens.” RSVP emorrow@wyck.org

11/17 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION 99% March from City Hall to Market Street bridge, which is “structurally deficient and in need of repair.  It is now a symbol of our leaders’ failure to pass a jobs bill or do anything to help the 99%, while the richest 1% keep getting richer.”  4pm.

11/18 & 19 SOCIAL VENTURES INSTITUTE

11/24 VEGAN THANKSGIVING “Meet others who choose a lifestyle based on compassion for all beings. Participate in a community ritual to express gratitude for human and nonhuman animals. Bring a potluck vegan dish to share (no animal products). Non-vegan friends and family are welcome to attend. 4-7pm, Chestnut Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, 8700 Germantown Ave.  $5 donation requested RSVP required:  lisa@publiceyephilly.org, 215-620-2130

12/3 GROW STRONG: BENEFIT PARTY FOR MILL CREEK FARM, 7-10pm, Yard’s Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave.  “Brewery tours, djs, light food and desserts from local restaurants, cash-bar, raffle and silent auction.” Tickets $20 online or at door
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YOUR LETTERS

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“I’ve been working on a system for renovating Rowhouses for solar and conservation.  I need to talk with someone and I need to find funding.  My project is basically a large jobs program with benefits.”  –Bill 215-473-4564
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“Just a note to say thank you for Green Jobs Philly NEWS.  Keep up the good work.”  —Betty Turner, President, Germantown Community Connection
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“Increased automobile congestion continues to be a major problem in the Philadelphia area, especially within the city limits.  Although many alternative commuting options exist, many people continue to drive alone to work, resulting in ever-increasing automobile congestion and pollution.  Clean Air Council would like to work with you to offer you and your employee’s alternative commuting options.
—”Clean Air Council is working with local businesses to promote sustainable commutes to work.  Shortage of bike racks in Philadelphia is growing as our bicycle ridership numbers climb every year.  More than 11,000 bicyclist commute to work every day and seventy percent of bicyclist say they would bike more if secure bicycle parking was available. Secure bicycle parking encourages not only employees but customers to feel safe commuting by bicycle.
—”Clean Air Council is working with businesses that recognize that the installation of bicycle parking racks, especially of innovative and aesthetic design, improves Philadelphia’s transportation infrastructure. As a business owner you can provide the much needed parking for the more than 300,000 Philadelphians who bike every month. Attracting the increasing number of people who choose bicycling as a transportation option is as easy as offering bicycling parking.  This encourages “green commuting” and separates your business from surrounding competitors. Installing a bicycle rack at your business enhances your relationship with the bicycling community by encouraging people to choose a transportation option that regards bicycles as a permanent and important part of Philadelphia’s transportation infrastructure.  Furthermore you can help create a symbol of our city’s livability that will continue to gain positive attention locally, regionally and nationally as a great bicycling city. ”  –Will Fraser wfraser@cleanair.org (215) 567-4004  x110.

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