DC Unveils First Green Curriculum

I went to a press conference this afternoon at Cardozo Senior High School where Mayor Fenty and Councilman Kwame Brown introduced the efforts of the U.S. Green Builder’s Council (and DCGBC) – a curriculum and textbook entitled “Your Role in the Green Environment” for building trades.

This is REMARKABLE because it is the first of its kind in the country, has been approved by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and Green Advantage, and will be taught to over 550 youth and tradesmen in the upcoming year (100 at Cardozo alone).

We were already the first to have Green Building legislation, and now we are the first to train for jobs connected to that legislation. Isn’t DC a great place to be!?