But the potential to incorporate low-income populations into overall green economic development is enormous. Check out this twenty-city survey (45-page PDF), which includes guidance for incorporating the interests of low-income people.
Are Springfield and Holyoke emerging as exceptions? I’m seeing green initiatives emerge that have low-income residents and social justice front and center. ReStore is one compelling example, and the expansion they’re planning will simultaneously increase their social, environmental, and economic impact on the region. Keep up the great work.