Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy
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A version of this article appears in the July/August 2013
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
July 01, 2013
Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco, Flores introduced a Master Series speaker, saying, “YouthBuild is creating a workforce of green leaders … who must be part of the boom of the green-collar economy.” Flores’s perspective is at the core of YouthBuild’s mission.
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