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A view from the field- Green Streets Update

by James MacAdam, Green Streets - Green Neighborhoods Program Manager

There’s a lot going on at WMG right now—I wanted to tell you about it because we’re often so busy that we forget to tell people what we’re up to, and because right now you have a rare opportunity to have a big effect on our work through a matching campaign.  So here’s a personal view from my perspective in WMG’s Green Streets program, and a personal call for your support:
 
Here’s what I’m excited about these days: we just held a volunteer workshop to totally makeover a Tucson family’s front yard.  15 volunteers transformed it from a sterile, black-plastic and rock-laden heat island into a runoff-capturing garden of native plants, organic mulch, and (soon) living soil.

Green Jobs - An Emerging New Industry?

By Lindsay Ignatowski

An excerpt from WMG's Spring 2010 Watershed Moment Newsletter.

 "Green-collar job" is a term that came into popular circulation during the 2008 presidential campaign, when Barack Obama pledged to spend $150 billion over ten years to create 5 million green jobs.

A 2009 study by Pew Charitable Trusts found that although overall employment in the U.S. from 1998 to 2007 only grew 3.7 percent, what it calls the "clean en-ergy economy" grew 9.1 percent during the same period. Though concrete sta-tistics about green jobs are hard to find, owing to their nebulous definition, this will soon change; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will create definitions for and start tracking data on green jobs starting this year.

India Assessment Trip

By Jared Buono
Watershed Management Group is developing its international programs and two of its founding members have moved to India to open the first branch office. Jared Buono and Sowmya Somnath are a husband and wife team that have been with WMG since its inception in 2003.