Emerald Cities Collaborative
Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national nonprofit that advances sustainable economic development. ECC focuses on energy, green infrastructure, and other sustainable development projects that contribute to the resilience of metropolitan regions and ensure an equity stake for low-income communities of color in the green economy. Their mission has three parts: 1) reducing carbon emissions while ensuring benefits are shared equitably by communities of color and low-income communities; 2) building communities through training, jobs, and labor standards to support local economies; and 3) strengthening coalitions that support metro-regions, focusing on engaging historically excluded and hard-to-reach people.
As of 2016, ECC provides both national programs and engages in more in-depth work within Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Rhode Island, San Francisco, and Seattle. Within each of these locations, Emerald cities employs a collaborative approach working with local partners.
ECC supports large-scale retrofits of large commercial and MUSH (municipal, university, schools, and hospitals) markets. They also support workforce development programs that grow the green economy.
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