Thursday, April 16, 2009

Speakers' Series: Green Collar Jobs


When: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, noon - 1:30 pm.
Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto , 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Room 5-280.


John Cartwright (Labour Council, Toronto & York Region)… will discuss how a green economy must combine sustainability with equity and social justice. Can a green jobs strategy be developed that respects workers and communities in the face of corporate globalization?

Chalo Barrueta
(Banyan Tree Community Initiatives)…will speak about a number of exciting projects the Banyan Tree Community Initiatives group is currently involved in. This discussion will focus on youth training and youth-led projects that work toward green, affordable housing solutions.

Melinda Zytaruk (The Fourth Pig Worker Co-Op Inc., Green Construction and Education Specialists)... will talk about why the Fourth Pig Worker Co-op chose the worker co-operative structure as an innovative economic model. She will discuss the opportunities for good green jobs in the growing natural, green building and renewable energy industries.

Bring your lunch and a mug – coffee, tea and water will be provided.

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This event will also be webcast live on the Internet. Please see our website for detailed instructions.

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