Bronx Green Jobs Summit

Event:                “Bronx Green Jobs Summit”

Where:                Center for Sustainable Energy

Bronx Community College, Colston Hall – Lower Level

When:                 Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact:              Luis A. Torres, Esq., Associate Director of Community and Public Affairs

Center for Sustainable Energy, (718) 289-5332

Please join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. for a summit of community based organizations, organized labor, business representatives, the clergy and the political staffs of our local representatives as they will envision a blueprint for the future of the green industries in the Bronx.

Bronx organizations are coming together in a difficult economy with high unemployment. It’s a time for rebuilding and re-envisioning how to put people back to work to improve the quality of life with clean, decent, green and sustainable jobs.

This critical meeting comes as hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars are being passed down through the state and city to encourage retrofitting, environmentally sound light manufacturing, energy efficiency and workforce development and sustainability.

The aim of the summit is to make the Bronx a national leader in the energy efficiency movement by assuring coherent development, environmental justice, and innovative approaches while assuring professional, career oriented, and living-wage employment for Bronx residents.

Among the summit organizers are:

  • The Point

•   Sustainable South Bronx

•   Center for Sustainable Energy at BCC

•   The Osborne Association

•   Goodwill Industries

•   Mothers on the Move

•   Laborers Local 10

•   Green Worker Cooperatives

•   NW Bronx Community & Clergy


  • The Mary Mitchell Center
  • Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice
  • Consortium for Workers’ Education
  • Project H.I.R.E.
  • Congressman Jose Serrano
  • The Mary Mitchell Center
  • Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Founded in 1957, Bronx Community College (BCC), the oldest of City University of New York’s six community colleges, serves as the engine for academic and economic mobility for motivated students from diverse backgrounds and preparations. More than 11,000 students from over 109 nations are enrolled in 30 associate degree and certificate programs including Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Computer Graphics, Nuclear Medicine, and Business Administration, Digital Arts, Computer Information Systems, Education Associate, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Accounting, Human Services, Media Technology and Paralegal Studies. BCC’s 43-acre campus, high above the Harlem River, features architectural masterpieces of Stanford White and Marcel Breuer, as well as the Hall of Fame of Great Americans, the nation’s first hall of fame. BCC President Carolyn G. Williams is in her 13th year of leadership service to the College, which is located on a 43-acre campus at 2155 University Avenue at West 181st Street , formerly New York University’s uptown campus until 1973.

The College is home to initiatives not commonly associated with two-year institutions, such as the Center for Sustainable Energy, which promotes the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities. The National Center for Educational Alliances (NCEA) ) is currently collaborating with South African Further Education and Training Colleges and universities to create linkages between these institutions and is also working to enhance student and academic support at the colleges.. NCEA also coordinates the College’s global initiative which facilitates global learning within and outside of the classroom.

Bryant Mason / (718) 289-5208 /