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Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Program Expands

On Sept. 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State of Maryland, and Chesapeake Bay Trust announced the continuation and expansion of the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs (G3) Initiative. These groups have formed a strong federal-state-and-local partnership, and provided a joint investment of $3.4 million to the G3 Initiative. The goal of the […]

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Water Quality Initiatives in Singapore Promote Sustainable Stormwater Management

Singapore is a low-lying country with abundant rainfall, and during the last 30 years, Singapore’s government has spent more than $2 billion to improve stormwater drainage infrastructure. According to Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), two-thirds of Singapore’s land surface functions as drinking water catchment areas, making it very important to maintain good water quality. One […]

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Washington State Department of Ecology Offers $7 Million for Stormwater Construction Projects

Cities, towns, counties, and ports covered by Phase I or Phase II municipal stormwater permits in Washington state are encouraged to apply for $7 million in available funds for stormwater construction projects. Applications are due to the Washington State Department of Ecology by June 14. Last year, the Washington State Department of Ecology provided $68 […]

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American Rivers and Green for All Release Reports on Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Green Jobs

On April 11, American Rivers and Green for All announced a report on operations and maintenance of green infrastructure facilities. The report highlights maintenance costs for various types of green infrastructure. In addition, it identifies barriers to green infrastructure maintenance but also highlights success stories and provides recommendations for overcoming such barriers. Limited training and […]

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WEF Launches Water For Jobs Initiative

In a report released in 2011 — Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment— an estimated investment of $188.4 billion is necessary to manage stormwater and preserve water quality. Spread over the next 5 years, this investment could generate $265.6 billion in economic activity and create nearly 1.9 million jobs. Check out this […]

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Blue and Green Roof To Serve As a Green Jobs Training Opportunity

Presenters: Jennifer Cass and Sandeep Mehrotra, Hazen and Sawyer Session 24: Keep It Out of the Sewer The Osborne Association’s 100-year-old Osborne Green Career Center in South Bronx, N.Y., will soon be outfitted with a blue and green roof. The new roof will become part of the center’s green jobs training program for the formerly […]

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Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grants Available in Chesapeake Bay Region

On Feb. 8, the Chesapeake Bay Trust (Annapolis), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the state of Maryland released the Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns grant program. The program goal “is to accelerate greening efforts that improve watershed protection, community livability, and economic vitality.” Grant funding has doubled from 2011 levels to $400,000, with $35,000 of assistance […]

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Linking Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Jobs

Green infrastructure holds the promise of job creation, especially in the maintenance area. However, a significant paradigm shift must take place in both maintenance responsibilities and training availability to support this new class of professionals. In comparison with traditional stormwater management infrastructure, green infrastructure is more decentralized, employing a greater number of small facilities. For […]

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Studies Tout the Benefits of Green Infrastructure

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released a database of 479 stormwater case studies from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. These studies highlight the advantages of green infrastructure, including benefits to the bottom line. Of the projects in the database, 75% actually reduced development costs or had no impact on them. […]

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WEF and American Rivers Host Green Infrastructure Briefing

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Rivers (D.C.) will host a congressional briefing on the multiple economic benefits of green infrastructure. The briefing, Reducing Costs and Spurring Job Growth: Using Green Infrastructure Practices to Protect and Restore Clean Water for Communities, will showcase success stories from practitioners across the country. WEF’s Executive […]

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