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TUESDAY: EPA Chief in Atlanta to Announce National Investments in Green Jobs

Release Date: 07/08/2011
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183,

(Atlanta – July 8, 2011) On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to Atlanta to announce the 2011 national environmental workforce development and job training grant recipients.

The Agency’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program helps provide unemployed individuals with the necessary skills to secure full time, sustainable jobs that help to clean up toxic chemicals in communities, advance the country’s clean energy projects and support environmental initiatives. These investments target under-served and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods – places where environmental cleanups and new jobs are most needed.

Immediately following the press announcement there will be a tour of the Southface SWEET Center, a green building training facility.

WHO: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, EPA

      Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta
          Khari Hunt, Chief of Family Economic Success Strategies at The Center for Working Families

WHAT: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Announcement

WHEN: July 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Southface Energy Institute
      241 Pine Street, NE
          Atlanta, GA 30308

          Tour location:
          Southface SWEET Center
          590 Piedmont Avenue
          Atlanta, GA 30308