Miami, FL, June 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Now called, Creative Sustainable Solutions., CEO and President , former Miami Dade Branch NAACP education chairperson, Maggy Ducena-Wright felt "there was too much emphasis on the celebrity and athlete members’ personal charity efforts, and not enough emphasis on the company’s collaborative partnership mission which is "to educate the public on climate change issues while helping to reduce the carbon footprint through public relations efforts that popularize the importance of change towards "living green" and promoting family zero waste lifestyles nationwide."
On June 2, 2010 Creative Sustainable Solutions non-profit arm called, "Down To Earth" GSI (global sustainability initiative) successfully submitted ten, 3 million dollar grant application requests to the Department of Energy under the "Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program" on behalf of 10 cities to launch its services. If chosen by the Department of Energy, "Down to Earth" GSI, and its 24 collaborative service partners including but not limited to: The University of Florida, The Green Energy Council , Job Corps of America, RPM Media Enterprises, The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Full Spectrum NY, Lawrence Wright & Partners, TPOE (The Portrait of Empowerment), Sustain-A-Village, Genesus One, Alternative Solutions of NY, The Liberty City Community Revitalization Trust, STRIVE, Comrie, and NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) will collectively provide expert guidance, resources and comprehensive operational strategies to provide 125 local green jobs per city and "Free" alternative energy application services including solar panels to 550 families per city who fall 200% below the poverty level. The services will include other home retrofit and weatherization services while staff educators and counselors teach families how to "live green." DTE’s celebrity & athlete partners will participate by praising and encouraging family efforts through community based Entertainment Action Item Events and Town Hall Meetings.
Partnership cities with "Down to Earth GSI" in New York are: The City of New York with primary focus on the Borough of Manhattan, The City of Mount Vernon, and The City of Yonkers, and in South Florida are: The City of Opa-Locka, The City of Miami Gardens, The City of Florida City, The City of Fort Lauderdale, The City of Pompano Beach, The City of Lake Worth and The City of West Palm Beach.
"This is just the beginning of a very exciting time as DTE takes steps towards providing opportunities for positive lifestyle changes for everyone nationwide," stated Maggy Ducena-Wright. Announcements for the grantees of the pilot program will be made by the Department of Energy in Sept of 2010. If DTE is chosen to participate, services to the public will commence in Jan of 2011. "Down to Earth" GSI is also in the process of finalizing several private sector funding opportunities as interest is growing rapidly for the initiative to be taken nationwide.
For more info on "Down to Earth" GSI visit: www.downtoearthglobal.org