In early 2009, LUCITÀ came into contact with Lawyers for Green Jobs, a group of young lawyers passionately committed
to a green national and local economy in America. They had all come out of NYCELLI, a seminar in New York City on
leadership in environmental law. When they saw that there was still so much work to be done to green New York's economy, they rolled up their sleeves.
A year later, they had drafted the first all-inclusive model legislation for green jobs for the State of New York. And then, in the true spirit of their mission to harness the power of the law to serve real communities, they also began reaching out to stakeholders and forming cross-sectoral alliances. As soon as we met them, we knew we had found our pro bono project for 2009.
Because it's not just about an innovative legislative bill that would help New York put into place a comprehensive workforce development program to train people for green jobs and stimulate the state’s green economy. It's about engaging legislation on the ground, to make a tangible impact on people's lives. Just what President Obama has been calling for.
L4GJ also just announced a partnership with Bright Green Talent, a recruitment firm whose mission is to help people find green, meaningful careers.
We are working with Lawyers for Green Jobs (L4GJ in affectionate terms) to develop a strategic communications and media outreach plan, writing and editing their press releases and media kit, and of course there's a little of our design thrown in for good measure.
So here's what you need to know everything about this passionately committed group:
Their site is lawyers4greenjobs.wordpress.com.
The media kit we've produced for L4GJ is available for immediate download here.
L4GJ's very first press release can be viewed right here on CSRwire. It was released on Earth Day 2009.
This initiative is really heating up so be sure to visit their site (and this page) often. Especially because soon we'll be reaching out to YOU to get involved in green jobs in your community. In fact, if you can't wait or want to be sure to hear it first, then please email us to be sure to get plugged in.