Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gateway Community College talks green jobs

Gateway Community College’s Center for a Sustainable Future tonight will launch a series of forums related to building a “green” economy for the region.

The first event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 160 at the college’s 60 Sargent Drive campus here in New Haven.

It was originally going to be held at the college’s North Haven campus. David N. Cooper, dean of corporate and continuing education at Gateway, said the “ReNew Haven” series continues local discussions sparked by the White House Jobs Forum in December. Gateway held a community discussion as part of that initiative and submitted a report and video to the White House.

Tonight’s featured speaker will be Jean Williams, founder and chief executive officer of, who worked with Cooper and other members of a think-tank that helped develop the Center for a Sustainable Future.

“Now, the company will continue to work with the center to develop online training programs and resources for the sustainable green economy,” Cooper said. Williams’ online network links people, jobs, training and other resources that could foster economic growth.

Other forums to be held are: May 26, “GREENandSAVE’s Home and Office Energy Efficiency Program: Calculate Your Return on Practical Energy Saving Improvements,” and June 17, “Food Cooperatives are Leading the Transition to the New Economy.”

Both will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the New Haven campus.

No comments:

Post a Comment