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New Column by Our Executive Director focuses on Innovative Collaboration to Bring Green Technology to a Local Economy
April 7, 2010

Portland, Ore. – The Lemelson Foundation's Executive Director Julia Novy-Hildesley has written a new column for Sustainable Business Oregon.

Focusing on a recent collaboration between the city of Portland, various community groups — including labor, civil rights and religious organizations — and the Green For All initiative, the column looks at how a unique collaboration is using technology and innovation to develop green and sustainable business solutions that improve people's lives in The Foundation's home city of Portland, Oregon. The Clean Energy Works Portland partnership leverages Federal stimulus funds to install energy efficient home improvements through low-cost financing to homeowners. Additionally, the program helps create jobs and training opportunities for residents in the green economy. The pilot program hopes to scale from 500 homeowners to as many at 10,000 a year.

The column, Green For All’s local business initiatives boost clean energy economy, is available now for reading online, and will be on newstands in the greater Portland area as part of the Portland Business Journal on Friday, April 16.