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SEEED is a green community development non-profit focusing on creating and sustaining jobs for Knoxville’s urban young people, as well as ensuring clean energy and conservation technologies are available for low income residents. Our vision is for a sustainable city and sustainable careers for all of Knoxville’s residents. SEEED is a grassroots organization that grew out of kitchen table conversations in 2009. It is here where residents (a mix of young people and adults) of Knoxville’s Empowerment Zone talked about the opportunities that were developing with green jobs and how these opportunities could be used to transform the community.
"SEEED creates pathways out of poverty for young adults through career readiness training, while equipping communities with environmental literacy skills."
Executive Director: Stan Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator (Americorps VISTA volunteer): Lee Owen// email@example.com
Social Media and Events Coordinator (Americorps VISTA volunteer) : John P. Goughfirstname.lastname@example.org
Greening the City from the Inside Out
SEEED is preparing the heart of Knoxville to become the center of our emerging green economy by increasing access to sustainable, clean energy technologies and a sustainable food supply for low to moderate income residents. The resulting green job opportunities associated with these programs create pathways out of poverty for our youth.
Growing a Green Future
SEEED pursues prosperity that is sustainable and respectful of the Earth and our community, through five interconnected strategies:
- Increasing access to energy efficiency technologies for low to moderate income residents
- Preparing the city for a sustainable and healthy food supply
- “Green collar” job development and training for youth from urban communities
- Social, cultural, and spiritual development through a community service program and youth mentoring
- Advanced mentoring for green entrepreneurship