In our first hour, we take our weekly look at sustainability issues: in our city, our country, and the rest of the world. Today, we take our first deep look at the economy and its role in sustainability.
In President Obama’s stimulus package, 62 billion dollars were allocated to "green" initiatives, covering everything from energy efficient retrofits for low income homes to new job training.
Obviously, this means big changes for our economy. What kind of changes? How will those changes affect us?
Today’s panel included:
- Dr. Mary Washington, assistant director of Baltimore Parks and the Natural Resources Leadership Institute at the Parks and People Foundation
- Beth Strommen, Manager of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainibility
- John Mello, Baltimore Green Projects Supervisor at Civic Works
- Keith Scott, President of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce