The Ambassador model is core to GTECH’s programming and mission. This model employs residents from neighborhoods with high levels of vacancy, educates them on topics ranging from site access to green infrastructure, then provides seed funding for them to implement their own vacant lot greening project.
This video series chronicles the 2014 ReClaim South Ambassador program.
Distributed problems require distributed solutions. GTECH CEO Andrew Butcher explains why vacant city lots may not stand a chance against the burrito-based economy.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more athttp://ted.com/tedx
On August 11, 2012, GTECH hosted more than 50 bikers on a tour of GTECH’s vacant land project sites in East Liberty, Homewood, Larimer, Wilkinsburg and Millvale. Through a grant provided by the German Marshall Fund, GTECH was able to produce videos highlighting the transformation of vacant spaces to vibrant places as well as highlight the community development work of residents and organizations that made the projects possible.
Video by Green for All