Emerald Cities Collaborative creates jobs and builds resilience. The Emerald Cities Collaborative is a network of unions, businesses, advocacy organizations, and local partners that are working to create jobs while making the environment more sustainable through large-scale building retrofit projects. Retrofits are the fastest, most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as create good, high-road jobs. Retrofitting just 40 percent of the building stock would create 625,000 jobs. Currently, five cities have Emerald Cities initiatives underway. Emerald Cities is also partnering with community colleges to retrofit buildings, train future workers, and connect local residents to the jobs created through targeted hiring strategies. Read more.