Archive for July, 2009

July 27, 2009

TPCDC in the news

We’ve received some great publicity recently!

Check out these links:

The Philadelphia Daily News reports on green collar job training and TPCDC’s new green roof:

http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/51681497.html

Fox Business News quotes Executive Director Steven Williams while reporting on solar power in Philadelphia neighborhoods:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/industrials/innovative-philadelphia-neighborhood-program-makes-solar-power-affordable-low/#

July 24, 2009

TPCDC is going to the greens!

Click below for details on the 1st Annual TPCDC Golf Tournament to be held October 2, 2009 at the Cobbs Creek Course.  Please come out and support our initiatives in financial education, green jobs, and neighborhood development! 

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July 24, 2009

Green Roof Kickoff!

Today TPCDC and our partners celebrated the construction of a green roof at 4020 Market Street, the first green roof on the Market Street Commercial Corridor. 

Are you interested in receiving updates on the green roof program?  Please visit our office during regular hours (M-F, 9am-5pm) or call 215-662-1612.  We hope to have an electronic sign-up set up very soon, and will post the details here on the blog.

At the kickoff, TPCDC Executive Director Steven Williams, Corey Suter of BioNeighbors Sustainable Homes LLC, and representatives from the Mayor’s Office for the Re-entry of Ex-Offenders spoke to the attributes of this pilot program, which include:

 – Addressing the health hazards of overheated homes

 – Providing opportunities for recently released ex-offenders to train for sustainable jobs and earn living wages

– Promoting further “green” development in West Philadelphia

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July 22, 2009

Green Jobs in West Philly…..right now!

 

Green Job Training Kick-off this Friday, July 24!

Ex-offenders to receive training for green jobs in West Philadelphia

The Partnership CDC will host the kick-off of its Green Collar on-the-job training project on July 24 at 10:00 AM at 4020 Market Street.  The Partnership CDC will begin this new initiative by training three ex-offenders to install green roofs and apply energy saving cool-roof material on two buildings along the section of Market Street referred to as “Green Alley” (Market Street between 40th -41st streets). 

 

This project will create genuine green-collar jobs in West Philadelphia and address environmental concerns.  Each summer we hear tragic stories of seniors and infants dying from heat exposure in upper-level apartments.  Some of these deaths may be avoided with the installation of roofs which reduce the heat island effect during hot summer days.  

Partners in the project include Home Depot, PECO,the Mayor’s Office for the Reentry of Ex-offenders (MORE), and BioNeighbors Sustainable Homes LLC (a locally-owned roofing and home retrofitting company specializing in energy-saving roofing that is funding the trainees).

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