Program Manger: Lori Gaido Project Dates: Feb 2010 - Dec 2010 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Community Fellow
June was a busy month here at GTECH! We finished our sunflower plantings, moved into the season of maintenance, and continued pushing forward green economy initiatives! In June, I:
--Attended weekly reclamation meetings.
--Planted sunflowers in Sharpsburg with about 10 local residents on 6/5
--Planted sunflowers in Wilkinsburg at our Peebles St. site in terrible rain with a team of about 6 on 6/5. Finished the job with another team of about 6 on 6/10
--Planted sunflowers in E. Liberty at our Pennley site on 6/14
--Prepped, spread compost, and planted sunflowers with a group of 15 Braddock youth on 6/16, 6/18, 6/21, and 6/22
--Helped build garden beds and spread compost on our Francis St. Project in the Hill on 6/16
--Tilled the land on our Francis St. Project in the Hill on 6/17
--Planted sunflowers in Elizabeth with over 40 kids, ages 10 and under, on 6/17
--Helped fill beds with soil at the Francis St. Project in the hill on 6/19
--Planted sunflowers in E. Liberty on our Shecona site with about 12 community members on 6/22
--Taught a biofuels lesson to 4 classes (about 80 students) at City High on 6/11
--Taught lessons on Biofuels, Green Jobs, Urban Soils, and Land Use with the same group of 15 Braddock youth over the course of 6/16, 6/18, 6/21, and 6/22
--Helped lead a garden tour of SCA youth and others through the East End on 6/19
--Gave a presentation on Green Jobs for a group youth on 6/25 (helped out on 6/24)
--Discussed community and vacancy with the group of youth on 6/24 and 6/25
--Figured out vendor, pricing, labels, and logistics to make signs for all of our sites.
--Went down to the printer, got 18 signs and about 50 partner labels made.
--Sent out the June GTECH Newsletter
--Gave a presentation on my work with GTECH to an Americorps representative.
--Spoke about GTECH with a group on a bike tour through E. Liberty on 6/18
Green Economy Initiatives
--Attended and took notes on the Green Jobs Advisory Board meeting on 6/1
--Attended and took notes on the Regional Task Force meeting on 6/8
--Attended and took notes on the Job Readiness Roundtable meeting on 6/10
--Attended and took notes on the GJAB Events and Outreach committee meeting on 6/15
--Took the lead on planning a July event, Green Jobs: Exploring the Opportunities in Braddock.
I also took a vacation to Alaska for the last week of June.