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DUCATION, OUTREACH AND RESOURCE
SHARING create opportunities to foster
partnerships, provide training and engage the
community. Recognition of outstanding projects
and individuals reinforces sustainable values
and showcases exemplary behavior, providing a
replicable roadmap for future development.
SUSTAINABLE HOME RALEIGH PROVIDES GUIDANCE
The Office of Sustainability’s residential educational program,
Sustainable Home Raleigh
,
provides personal training and
guidance on numerous sustainability issues, including
energy efficiency, landscaping, water use and
recycling. It’s symbolic of the City’s tireless efforts
to build a foundation in sustainable thought and
behaviors while encouraging public participation
and two-way communication.
COMPREHENSIVE CLASSES EXPAND HORIZONS
Raleigh Parks and Recreation offers endless
opportunities to learn something new, refine skills, or
just meet new friends. Programs are offered for children
as young as 6 months old and extend through senior adults.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS PROGRAM CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE
The City’s annual Environmental Awards program, administered
by the Environmental Advisory Board, recognizes quantifiable
results positively affecting the environment. The 60+ public and
private sector projects, individuals and organizations recognized
over the years celebrate leadership and the best in Raleigh’s
commitment to responsible environmentalism.
JOULEBUG APP SHOWCASES LOCAL TALENT
JouleBug, a smartphone app making it simple and fun to be more
sustainable, includes a
Sustainable Raleigh
badge. Developed by
a Raleigh-based gaming firm, this partnership is a direct result of
the City’s national leadership in sustainable practices. JouleBug
showcases the City’s commitment to developing local entrepreneurs.
SEMINAR SERIES PROFILES SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
City of Raleigh employees bring their lunch while learning in-
depth about varied sustainability issues — such as green burials,
fracking, smart grid, eco-driving, energy efficiency and green
cleaning — in this monthly seminar series.
A well-trained “green workforce” will continue to make us a
leader and our community a great place to live and work.
Green Building Training
Program Empowers
Local Entrepreneurs &
Individuals
Sustainable
Raleigh’s
Green Building Training
Program
empowered small
businesses
and
individuals
with the knowledge and skills to
market themselves in the growing green
economy.
Wholly grant-funded, this internation-
ally recognized award-winning program
ensured Raleigh a skilled workforce trained
in cutting-edge technologies, ensur-
ing the city’s built environment is more
environmentally friendly and energy
efficient. More than 460 people, at no
cost to them, attended courses such as
Solar
Photovoltaic,
Solar
Thermal,
Building Performance Institute Building
Analyst/HERS, Energy Star 3.0, LEED®,
Green Real Estate, Green Plumbing, Green
Cleaning, and Sustainable Landscaping.
Partner organizations Wake Technical
Community College and North Carolina
State University continue to offer green
building training opportunities, and the
City’s internal training program based
on these courses continues to provide
no-cost, cutting-edge knowledge for
employees.
MEDIA COVERAGE
CITY OF RALEIGH
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
18
INITIATIVES
56
MEDIA SOURCES
81
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