Green Jobs Pioneer Van Jones Praises Roots of Success

Green Jobs Pioneer Van Jones Praises Roots of Success

“Roots of Success is the missing ingredient in the green collar jobs landscape: an accessible curriculum that helps people break the cycle of poverty by providing needed job and academic skills while empowering them to improve environmental and public health conditions in their communities. We are standing on the verge of a new economy and … Continue reading

Energy Efficiency Organization President Applauds Impact of Roots of Success

Energy Efficiency Organization President Applauds Impact of Roots of Success

“Through Roots of Success our job seekers are better prepared for ‘Energy Efficiency Technician’ and related technical courses they take from Association for Energy Affordability, and for success in energy efficiency jobs.” -David Hepinstall, President of the Association for Energy Affordability

Roots of Success Joins Curriculum Users to Discuss Green Job Creation at the SXSW Eco Conference

Roots of Success Joins Curriculum Users to Discuss Green Job Creation at the SXSW Eco Conference

The three-day SXSW Eco Conference, which happened earlier this month, brought together representatives from science, industry, education, NGOs, policy and business to “explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world.” During the conference Angela Mason, Director of Urban Agriculture for Chicago Botanic Garden, and Oscar Medina, a teacher at the Western Institute for Leadership … Continue reading

“Participating in the transformation of the world:” Roots of Success at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

“Participating in the transformation of the world:” Roots of Success at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

This guest post originally appeared on the Sustainability in Prisons Project Blog (June 17, 2014) and was written by By Amory Ballantine, Roots of Success Coordinator and Sustainability in Prisons Project Graduate Research Assistant. All photos were taken by Joslyn Rose Trivett, Sustainability in Prisons Project Network Manager. “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate … Continue reading

Roots of Success Graduation at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Roots of Success Graduation at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Last month, Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Washington celebrated their 3rd Roots of Success graduation! It was a happy occasion at Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC), celebrating the thirty-five graduates who had completed the Roots of Success course. Roots of Success for Prisons & Jails is the go-to curriculum for correctional institutions working to achieve sustainability goals, conserve … Continue reading

Roots of Success Increasing Job Skills and Environmental Literacy in Washington Prisons

Roots of Success Increasing Job Skills and Environmental Literacy in Washington Prisons

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin — a daily newspaper serving the Walla Walla Valley area of Washington state — recently published two in-depth articles praising the impact of Roots of Success on the Washington State Department of Corrections, and profiling their emerging sustainability programs. Earlier this year, 21 inmates and staff from Department of Corrections facilities across Washington state were trained … Continue reading