Tuesday, April 07, 2015 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

The YouthBuild USA Green Initiative is celebrating its 10th anniversary on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this year. This anniversary celebration coincides with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)’s greater focus on energy efficiency for facilities that serve homeless and low-income families.


With this webinar, YouthBuild USA and USGBC staff will share information and tools to assist DOL YouthBuild programs to get started with or strengthen green construction practices as a form of community service and environmental education. The YouthBuild green building guide, Shades of Green, will be shared, along with a Green Building Getting Started checklist, and several YouthBuild programs will share the education and community service opportunities they have provided to participants through the building of green affordable homes.

YouthBuild USA staff and a guest presenter from the Earth Day Network will also present information about national campaigns and resources to connect locally and nationally with others planning environmental service on Earth Day and throughout the year. Staff from YouthBuild programs will describe successful events they’ve done, such as the MA YouthBuild Coalition’s sustainable landscaping at the State House, or YouthBuild Lake County’s unveiling of North Chicago’s first green-built home.


Toni Wilson, Workforce Analyst, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Division of Youth Services


Eva Blake, Sr. Director of Green Initiatives, YouthBuild USA

Ted Roan, Director of Green Construction, YouthBuild USA

Ryan Snow, Community Advancement, U.S. Green Building Council

Johanna Bozuwa, Associate Director of Education, Earth Day Network

Don Pinkney, Director of Construction and Business Development, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

George Jenkins, Construction Foreman and Green Coordinator, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School