The Trenton Green Initiative, which was introduced last week by a partnership that includes the city of Trenton, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”), PSEG, the Governor’s Office of Energy Savings, and Isles Inc., a Trenton-based builder of energy-efficient homes, will aim to lower energy costs in Trenton and create and expand the city’s green businesses and green collar job offerings.
However, several Initiative efforts are already underway in order to educate potential workers and begin cultivating a green collar workforce. For example,
gbNYC profiled a major mixed-use development that’s in the works for downtown Trenton earlier this summer (Full Spectrum’s $175 million Trenton Town Center), noting that “[w]ith infrastructure already in place and easy access by foot or mass transit to jobs and other amenities, cities like Trenton present a tremendous opportunity for green developers and policy-makers. In fact, Dan Winters, managing principal at Evolution Partners, noted in a Spring 2007 Urban Land Green article about the
- State Capital Thinks Green to Promote Jobs and Growth (NJBIZ)
- Full Spectrum to Develop Green MXD in Trenton (gbNYC)