Federal economic stimulus has come in many guises, but we at MKCREATIVE want to call attention to those that pertain to housing and to the environment. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (‘‘) includes numerous opportunities for such work.
From the introduction:
“The time to act on ARRA is now. With guidelines for implementation being released daily, consult your state’s recovery web page for the most up-to-date information. As you plan, apply for, and implement ARRA recovery dollars, make sure to maximize your green building potential by taking cues from this top-ten list.”
Theis indeed that list, which includes links to some flagship programs around the U.S. that have taken ARRA monies to improve , office buildings in , and homes throughout the country. Information on ARRA in Maryland is available online.
The thrust of the materials presented in the document is to build projects that will make sustainable change to influence the future with government support in the present. Thus education, community organization, and long-term planning are emphasized. Read the PDF, get inspired, and get greening!