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Video - The Switch Project

Posted by Ada McMahon at Mar 24, 2009 03:03 PM |

 In Seattle, a community-based partnership is bringing energy efficiency to low-income neighborhoods, one house at a time. 

 Switch is a partnership between the Moontown Foundation, the Got Green Project, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle City Light, and the Seattle Public utility.

Green For All has worked closely with these partners to bring green jobs to Seattle.  Khepra Ptah, featured in this video, is a Green For All Academy Fellow. 

Why Just People of Color?

Posted by Sheri Jo at Mar 25, 2009 01:07 PM
I am a 42 year old white woman. I lost my job over a year ago and I am living below the poverty level. When I lost my job I decided that being self-sustainable financially was the only way to ensure my economic survival. I created a website about green living, sustainability and social responsibility. Like any new business and especially in this economy, I have not made any money yet. I've gone without food, a car, heat, etc., and I continue to make the sacrifices necessary until the business makes a profit. In the meantime, I apply for every job that I can find, yet I still remain unemployed and dead broke. I keep hearing about green jobs. I read about green jobs. I watch videos about green jobs. My question is why are you focusing on just "people of color" as those entitled to have green jobs like what is portrayed in this video? Why are we still focusing on color? Why does that matter? I'm just a plain old white girl and I want a green job too!