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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

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

South Africa Partner Green Talent Commits to ‘110% Green’ Flagship Project

South Africa Partner Green Talent Commits to ‘110% Green’ Flagship Project

Roots of Success’s partner in South Africa, Green Talent, has signed on as a Flagship Project to ‘110% Green‘ — an initiative of the Western Cape Government that is bringing together a total of 61 projects to mobilize citizens of the province to “commit and act in practical ways that have a positive impact on the province’s environmental and economic growth.”Green Talent will be supporting … Continue reading

grist.org Recognizes Roots of Success Instructor Markese Bryant: People ‘Changing the World’

grist.org Recognizes Roots of Success Instructor Markese Bryant: People ‘Changing the World’

Roots of Success Instructor Markese Bryant was recently profiled as part of grist.org’s ongoing series on People ‘Changing the World.’ Bryant, an Oakland, Calif. native who was thrust “from the mean streets to the green economy” after an arrest convinced him to turn his life around, has emerged in recent years as a tireless advocate for the next generation of … Continue reading

Roots of Success Users Profiled by the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program

Roots of Success Users Profiled by the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program

A case study describing how the Arturo Velasquez Institute, Chicago Botanic Garden, Windy City Harvest, and Cook County Sheriff’s Boot Camp are using Roots of Success to prepare youth and adults with barriers to employment for jobs in the green economy was recently added to the National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program’s database of over 800 case studies — which highlight how educational … Continue reading