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ECC Partners with DOE to launch the Better Communities Alliance, a Landmark Initiative to Ignite Clean Energy Action in 60 Cities & Counties

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September 27, 2016, Washington, D.C. – Announced by the White House during Smart Cities Week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching the Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a groundbreaking collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress and leadership across the c…

The Kendeda Fund Awards Emerald Cities $1.2 Million Grant

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September 6, 2016, Washington, D.C. – The Kendeda Fund, an Atlanta-based grantmaking foundation that invests in transformative leaders and ideas, has awarded Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) a two-year, $1.2 million grant. ECC is dedicated to building sustainable, just and inclusive local economies in the United States. ECC develops energy, green infrastructure and …

ECC, LCPtracker Partner on 'Skills Build Us!' Construction Apprentice Assistance Program

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LCPtracker, Emerald Cities Collaborative Partner on National Construction Apprentice Assistance Program, Skills Build Us! Orange, CA, June 1, 2016 – The United States is facing a growing shortage of skilled construction workers, and the gap is expected to approach 2 million by 2018. Additionally, the latest Associated General Contractors of America survey has found that 83…

RENEW Seattle Brings Energy, Water Savings to Affordable Housing

Seattle, December 3, 2015 – Today Emerald Cities Seattle (EC Seattle) launches the first projects under its RENEW Multi-Family Housing Program that will use efficiency retrofits to unlock energy and water savings for owners of affordable housing. RENEW bridges the divide between nonprofit housing providers and contractors by taking on the critical project development role. EC Seattl…

ECC Statement on Clean Power Plan

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“Reducing carbon emissions to meet the requirements of EPA’s Clean Power Plan will literally bring a breath of fresh air to minority and low-income communities that are plagued with higher rates of cancer, respiratory diseases such as asthma and other pollution-related illness. And as states increase their use of energy efficiency and renewable energy, the resulting clean energ…

ECC Applauds Bipartisan Bill Increasing Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather

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Washington, DC, July 23, 2015 – Given the importance of economic and environmental resilience to the well-being of low-income communities of color, Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is proud to be an endorsing organization of the bipartisan, revenue-neutral PREPARE Act introduced today by Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) and Leonard Lance (R-N.J.). Their commonsense legislation wi…

Climate Change Burdens Communities of Color

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Roundtable Discussion at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Calls for Action on Climate to Protect Some of The Most Impacted Communities  Washington, D.C., April 21, 2015 - Carbon pollution hurts all Americans, but communities of color and communities in low-income and disadvantaged neighborhoods often shoulder a much heavier burden. Many of these communities not only bear significant hea…

Cuyahoga’s New Clean Energy Finance Hub Expands Reach of Emerald Cities Collaborative’s Equity & Sustainability Mission

Washington, DC, April 21, 2015 – Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) commends Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and its Department of Sustainability on the recent approval of the Cuyahoga County Clean Energy Financing Hub, which will help businesses, institutions, local governments and homeowners reduce their energy costs and access affordable clean energy retrofits and renewable power supplies.…

EC Cleveland Director Shanelle Smith Appointed Cuyahoga County’s 1st Deputy Sustainability Director

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Washington, D.C., February 3, 2015 – Emerald Cities Cleveland Local Director Shanelle Smith will be the inaugural deputy director of Cuyahoga County’s new Department of Sustainability. As head of EC Cleveland since August 2010, Smith was instrumental in building consensus among diverse community and civic leaders around the goals of sustainable economic development and creation…

ECC Videos Provide Insights on ‘High-Road’ to Climate Resilience for Low-Income Neighborhoods

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Washington, D.C., December 17, 2014 – Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) has released a new video series providing insights into the pressing issue of climate resilience in low-income communities.  Giving Voice to CommunitiesThe eight-part series draws on presentations at ECC’s forum, The High Road to Climate Resilience in American Cities, whose overriding theme was that …

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