Newark’s Green Future

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In partnership with the Apollo Alliance, the City of Newark recently held a two-day “Newark’s Green Future” Summit which was the first time a predominantly African American city decided to comprehensively pursue a new development strategy based on clean energy and creating green-collar jobs.The summit, which was open to the public, signaled Newark’s intention to become a national model for environmental and economic policies that will lead to sustainable development of Newark – development, according to the Apollo Alliance, that “creates ‘green jobs’ for residents, positively impacts community health, enhances public infrastructure, and increases opportunities for future generations.” Dodge is pleased to have been a part of this forward-thinking event.

Brandy Agerbeck of Loose Tooth, graphically facilitated the summit. For closer inspection of her work as well as her own explanation of the process and more detailed maps of the summit’s conversations (like the one below), please click here.

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2 Responses to Newark’s Green Future

  1. […] The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation blog October 10, 2008 Newark’s Green Future Summit […]

  2. tedlwo says:

    There’s a great video on San Francisco I Am where hundreds of teens in the Bay Area ditched their video games at home and headed for the biggest green festival in the nation. The Festival was held in San Francisco and the kids learned AND taught one another about climate change and green jobs. Even Chuck D from Public Enemy was there.

    You can check out the video here:

    http://www.sanfranciscoiam.com/videos/c898d779b574

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