Friday, August 21, 2009

Deconstruction, Reuse, and Green Building

Sisters In The Brotherhood will be sharing GREEN BUILDING information on:

LEED CERTIFICATION TRAINING & CERTIFICATION EXAM
DECONSTRUCTION TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
WEATHERIZATION TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
GREEN BUILDING REUSE CENTERS
BUILDING CODE & BUILDING INSPECTION TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
ENERGY CODE INFORMATION
LEAD ABATEMENT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
GREEN JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING
CONTRACTOR OPPORTUNITIES


PLUS CLASSES, EVENTS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES:
INFORMATION IS GATHERED THROUGH NETWORKING AND PUBLIC INFORMATION.



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USBGC
U.S. Green Building Council
LEED CERTIFICATION TRAINING, VOLUNTEER, EVENTS
http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1412


AFL-CIO Center for Green Jobs
http://blog.aflcio.org/tag/center-for-green-jobs/

Green Collar Blog
http://www.greencollarblog.org/



The Reuse People

TRP offers the following green services and products:
• Building donation and deconstruction • Building Materials salvage • Building Materials distribution
• Great deals on reclaimed building materials and lumber • Project management • Training • Consulting services • Reuse and recycling plans

http://thereusepeople.org/Deconstruction




http://www.delta-institute.org/
Delta Institute
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 230
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 554-0900
(312) 554-0193 fax
delta@delta-institute.org


The ReBuilding Exchange
3335 West 47th Street
Chicago, IL


The mission of the ReBuilding Exchange is to divert building materials from the waste stream and make them accessible to the public for reuse, protecting community health, creating jobs and saving resources. We do this through the promotion of sustainable deconstruction practices, by making used build materials available for purchase at low costs, by providing educational resources and by creating programming that builds community and rebuilds Chicago's neighborhoods.


DONATE YOUR USED BUILDING MATERIALS! Got a renovation planned or have some used building materials in your garage? Bring them to us at our retail warehouse at 3335 West 47th Street in Brighton Park in Chicago. All donations must be pre-approved. Please call or email to check on donation guidelines and acceptance policies. All donations are tax deductible.


BUY MATERIALS FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT from the ReBuilding Exchange! Before you go buy something new for that renovation project, drop by our retail warehouse at 3335 West 47th Street and check out our inventory. You’ll find quality materials at low prices for all sorts of projects. We have appliances, lumber, doors, windows, lighting, cabinets, sinks, cast iron tubs and more!


VOLUNTEER WITH US! Volunteers are always welcome at The ReBuilding Exchange. Volunteers help organize and move building materials, reducing the flow of materials into the waste-stream and making it easier for the community to find and reuse resources.


For more information, please email us at info@rebuildingexchange.org or call (773) 847-3761.
http://www.delta-institute.org/rebuildingexchange/



Habitat ReStore Directory - United States
http://www.habitat.org/cd/env/restore.aspx



Building Materials Reuse Association
http://www.bmra.org/


BUILDING ENERGY CODES PROGRAM
http://www.energycodes.gov/implement/state_codes/state_status.php?state_AB=IL


U.S. Department Of Energy
http://www.energy.gov/


Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative
http://www.greencollarchicago.org/


Urban Habitat Chicago
http://www.urbanhabitatchicago.org/


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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hard Hatted Women receives Women in Apprenticeships grant

The Suburbanite
Tue Aug 11, 2009, 08:30 AM EDT

Cleveland, Ohio -
Hard Hatted Women (HHW), a Cleveland-based non-profit organization that trains and helps women and girls explore, pursue and excel in careers in high-wage, high-skill industries, was awarded a grant renewal from the Women in Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) program through the U.S. Department of Labor. Also, HHW was selected as a host for seven AmeriCorps VISTA members, who commit to a year of national service to support anti-poverty programs.

The one-year WANTO grant is for more than $160,000 and allows the organization to continue the statewide Women in Ohio Roadways Construction project. The project promotes an outreach initiative that leverages training and community resources to ensure local participation in the building of transportation projects in Ohio. Strong partnerships with the Ohio Department of Transportation, building trade unions and contractors support the project’s successful achievement of helping more than 200 women enter and succeed in the industry.

“These federal investments in Hard Hatted Women will make sure that the talents and skills of both women and men contribute to the revitalization of our region and state,” said Terri Burgess Sandu, executive director, HHW. “HHW is well positioned to help make Ohio a leader in connecting low-income and unemployed women to both the emerging green economy and infrastructure jobs created by the national recovery program.”

The AmeriCorps VISTA members will be assigned to several different HHW programs. Three VISTA volunteers will work on Tradeswomen TOOLS, a program that has been extended to serve Cuyahoga, Lorain and Trumbull counties and is designed to link women to opportunities in high-wage skilled careers. A Green Jobs Coordinator and a Youth Education Coordinator will help women and girls learn about a wide variety of career paths. Two VISTA members will support HHW outreach and communications.“Filling these positions will vastly increase our ability to not only provide outreach, education, mentoring and leadership skill training for women, it will allow us to work more closely with employers and industry leaders in targeted fields,” said Burgess Sandu.

HHW is playing a unique role in ensuring equitable access to jobs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the agency’s selection as a VISTA host was made possible by the act.

“The grant from the US Department of Labor as well as the VISTA volunteers will help HHW to effect change statewide,” said Burgess Sandu. “Serving in partnerships with employers and government agencies throughout Ohio allows us to ensure women benefit from new jobs in construction, manufacturing, and in the emerging green economy.”
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. www.americorps.gov

Hard Hatted Women (HHW) is a non-profit organization with over 30 years of experience empowering women to achieve economic independence by creating workplace diversity in the trade and technical fields. With a focus on training, education, and policy initiatives, HHW works to create systemic change through community, state, and national channels. For more information on HHW, contact: Hard Hatted Women, 4220 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103. Phone: (216) 861-6500. Fax: (216) 861-7204. E-mail: Info@HardHattedWomen.org. www.hardhattedwomen.org.

http://www.thesuburbanite.com/news/business/x262902882/Hard-Hatted-Women-recieves-Women-in-Apprenticeships-grant
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