23 Dec '11, 7pm

Live #Green: Fellow Chester Thrower: Retrofit Homes, Shift the Paradigm

Live #Green: Fellow Chester Thrower: Retrofit Homes, Shift the Paradigm

“It’s all about self-motivation.” Chester did not only get involved in green economy work for himself, he sees the work as an avenue for reducing violence in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. He believes that training young people for solar panel installation is a concrete way to break the cycle of poverty. "If low-income people are not aware and are not exposed to these opportunities right now, two, three years later it may be too late. We may get shut out of the process again,” says Chester. Contrary to what the media says, he knows green jobs do exist. "It is about positioning oneself in order to take advantage of the opportunities that will come down the pike! [Jobs] will not be handed to you, you have to grab them," he says. “You have to want to be involved in change.” Earlier this year, Chester received funding through Green For All’s Fellows Fund to launch Project Sea...

Full article: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/fellow-chester-thrower-re...

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