Green Pathways out of Poverty and into Prosperity
Raquel Pinderhughes, Professor of Urban Studies, San Francisco State University
Workforce development programs are gearing up to prepare men and women from low-income communities for jobs and careers in the green economy. The training and preparation for these jobs and careers are seen as a ‘green pathway out of poverty’ strategy, aiming to leverage green economy opportunities as a sustainable solution for moving individuals from dependency to self-sufficiency. This presentation will focus on the role that green job training can play in preparing low-income youth and adults for the green economy both as workers and activists who come from the communities most impacted by environmental problems and injustices.
UWM – AUP 170