Blue collar jobs. Green economy.
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For the Blue.Green.Fusion webcasts, Lee gathers research from a wide variety of sources including interviews, corporate literature, meetings, site visits, Internet searches, newspapers, newsletters, newspapers, and reports. She scripts and storyboards each episode. Then she shoots, edits, uploads to the Internet, summarizes, tags, and distributes the video via social media.
When We Were Green
Lee described her visit to the last Des Moines City Council meeting of 2010. Issues at the Council included snow removal, creation of the Des Moines Airport Authority, Southwest Airlines, and nuisance properties.
She commented on Governor-elect Terry Branstad's public information session on the state budget and his answer to her question about the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. Announcements included events sponsored by the Center on Sustainable Communities, Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency, Iowa Energy Center, Recycle Me Iowa, and Metro Waste Authority. She also provided contact information for a class action lawsuit against the State of Iowa concerning hiring and employment of African Americans.
Headlines included Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Des Moines Register, and press releases from the Department of Energy, RRE Austin Solar, and Invenergy. Topics include wastewater in Coralville, jobs, the economy, misclassification of contract workers, China and intellectual property, China and trade, the municipal park proposed for the southeast side of downtown, and the Iowa Power Fund.
Lee recommended that everyone use elders in their own families as consultants on sustainable lifestyles. She concludes with an explanation of the difference between public policy and personal policy.