Job seekers are trained in both basic and specific environmental skills needed to transform employment into green jobs in domains as diverse as retrofitting buildings, hairdressing and waste management. Trained individuals also act as ‘green ambassadors’ in their neighbourhoods and workplaces, sharing their green skills with colleagues and neighbours to foster additional change.
Green jobs are being created in rainwater harvesting, building insulation, giving advice on how to access grant support, installing photovoltaic solar systems, community gardening (grass-cutting, woodland management, composting), using eco-friendly products in hairdressing, recycling, waste management and offering advice on how to cut waste. The Partnership has evolved since its initial phase in East and South London, spreading across the whole city and now also to other parts of the UK. Its successes include:
This Green success was published in the brochure "Green Jobs: Successes and Opportunities for Europe" of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.