ECC Logo FEBRUARY 2012
Additional Board Organizations Welcomed 
                  
2019NAMC Logo2019IMT LogoUrban League LogoNAESCO LogoACEEE LogoNew ECC Board Organizations: Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA), represented by Karen Penafiel, National Association of Minority Contractors, represented by Arthur Queen, National Association of Workforce Boards, represented by Tim Aldinger, Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), represented by Cliff Majersik, National Urban League, represented by Marc Morial, National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), represented by Don Gilligan, and American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), represented by Eric Mackres. Welcome!

 

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Partnerships "Pay Off" in Atlanta
ECC's partnership with the AFL-CIO is "paying off" as they make good on their $10 billion infrastructure and energy efficiency commitment to the Clinton Climate Change initiative. AFL-CIO, in partnership with Hearltand Capital Strategies, organized a "deep dive" of EC Atlanta and the City's Better Building challenge for over 30 worker-friendly and private investment funds in Atlanta on February 22nd. Everyone in the packed room left impressed by the ECC presentation by Kevin Warner, which also included the Mayor and his new sustainability director Denise Quarles, corporate partner in the Better Building Challenge Rutherford
Seydel, State AFL-CIO director Charlie Flemming, and EC Atlanta convenor Deborah Scott. Over a half dozen expressed continued interest and early commitments to help retrofit over 20 million square feet of municipal and downtown commercial buildings, and EC Atlanta has been designated as the workforce partner for Atlanta's downtown Better Building Challenge.
 
Providence Mayor Taveras Highlights ECC In State Of The City Taveras Video
 
In his February 13 State of the City address, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras mentions Emerald Cities as one of the bright highlights in what will be a challenging year ahead for the city. "Reducing energy consumption and tackling our unemployment problem head on" are clear priorities for the Mayor, who also promoted the importance of partnering with local organizations and being able to exemplify successful pathways to green careers. Read/watch the full address here.
Kevin Presents To Energy Investors 
Felipe Floresca Joins Our Team
We welcome Felipe Floresca as ECC's new Senior Policy Advisor. Felipe's extensive career in government and philanthropy and his knowledge and commitment to workforce development, labor-community partnerships, and grassroots advocacy are among the many assets that will expand ECC's advocacy and civic engagement work. 

 

Farewell To Amado 
Amado Uno will soon take on a new job as Political Director for the Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action Fund in his hometown of Oakland, California. In this capacity, he will be building a statewide voter mobilization program that hopes to build power for low-income Asian Pacific Islanders and democratize the environmental justice movement. ECC has a new advocate on the West Coast and we expect that he will add the Bay Area Local Councils.
#SOTU 2012
In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama reinforced ECC's mission as he pleaded for a bill to "help manufacturers eliminate energy waste in their factories and give businesses incentives to upgrade their buildings. Their energy bills will be $100 billion lower over the next decade, and America will have less pollution, more manufacturing, and more jobs for construction workers who need them."  
 
Calendar

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference 

Thursday & Friday, March 15 - 16

Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure

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