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Articles That Feature Our Team & Our Partnerships

AISES LOGO   "Building Green:
A Booming Industry Ties Us To Our Past"
(Article: 340 K pdf)

Author: W. Berkeley Kauffman
Journal & Date: Winds of Change, Winter 2009
Publisher: American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)

Abstract: Mr Kauffman reports on history and recent trends to show how "Building Green" is a science-based technology that is in keeping with First Nations/American Indian traditional values. The Design Coalition Inc/Inst Partnership for Affordable Green Housing in Indian Country is featured.

COWS LOGO   "Mapping Green Career Pathways:
Job Training Infrastructure and Opportunities in Wisconsin" (Full Report 1.4M pdf)

Report from the Center on Wisconsin Strategies

Abstract: This report identifies training opportunities in Wisconsin that prepare workers for green-collar jobs in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
The report highlights existing programs and provides policy recommendations on how to build and strengthen green career pathways. Design Coalition Inc/Inst Partnership for Affordable Green Housing Contractor Training Program is featured on page 16.

Orion logo   "Reclaiming a Toxic Legacy Through Art & Science"
(Article: 550K pdf)

Author: Erik Reece
Journal & Date: Orion Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007

Abstract: In the late 1990s, the Environmental Protection Agency designated acid mine drainage (AMD) as the biggest environmental problem in coal mining regions of the US. Historian Dr. T. A. Comp founded a non-profit partnership organization with the intention of calling attention to the issue and the innovative art and science solution. This article features the AMD&ART project in Vintondale PA. Design Coalition Institute's Executive Director participated as a facilitator for the citizen participation and program evaluation process. She was interviewed for this article.

HUD ECOWISE LOGO   "Community Partnerships Bring Innovative,
Energy Efficient Housing to Tribal Lands"
(Newsletter 400K pdf)

Newsletter: EcoWise: Native American Edition
Publisher: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Date: September 2007

Abstract: High energy costs have long been an issue for Native American
communities. Tribes in Wisconsin and Arizona are learning and putting into practice energy efficient and environmentally friendly building techniques. The Design Coalition Inc/Inst Partnership for Affordable Green Housing in Indian Country is featured.

American Indian Report logo   “Green Building Initiative Underway"
(Article: 370K pdf)

Journal Title: American Indian Report.
Publisher: Falmouth Institute. Fairfax VA.
Date: March 2008

Abstract: A special issue on "Building Green" overviews the Design Coalition Institute's Affordable Green Housing in Indian Country partnership with the St Croix Tribal Housing Office, Hertel WI.

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