New updated version of The Green Jobs & Career Pathways Guidebook released

The Green Jobs & Career Pathways Guidebook uses Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics and employment data to describe 125+ jobs and careers in the green economy. The Guidebook includes detailed information on job descriptions, basic qualifications, salary ranges, benefits, career ladders, and growth figures in the Water, Waste, Energy, Transportation, Building, and Food & Agriculture sectors. The … 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

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

Raquel Pinderhughes Shares Insights on Building Community Wealth

Roots of Success’ executive director Raquel Pinderhughes was one of 34 people to be interviewed for the Democracy Collaborative’s latest project. She shared her experience community organizing and using environmental education to overcome socio-economic barriers through Roots of Success. Her extensive experience working towards a more equitable economy is one piece of a democratizing movement … Continue reading

Roots of Success founder Raquel Pinderhughes on the importance of environmental literacy in correction

“The environment is a universal topic—everyone lives in a place and interacts with the built environment, natural resources and the climate on a daily basis. As importantly, most of the students come from communities disproportionately impacted by environmental problems and injustices and for this reason along with many other reasons, they need to be prepared … Continue reading

New Mexico Correctional Industries Uses Roots of Success in their Horticultural Vocational Training Program

A recent article published by The Las Cruces Sun-News talks about how Roots of Success is being used as part of their horticultural vocational training program. “New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Corrections Department, which runs the Corrections Industries program, are collaborating in the project to provide horticultural vocational training to the inmates.” “The … Continue reading

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