V. Implementation among Key RIGEN AdvisorsFacilitate Communication and Collaboration Rhode Island Green Economy Network - In building the Roadmap, many effective thinkers and do- ers provided major contributions to the building of it. These RIGEN include the four accelerator initiative quarterbacks and RIGEN, as a statewide or even regional network, will ac- many initiative workshop participants. This group of advi- celerate the growth of the green economy. It will begin this sors will form and meet several times a year. There job is effort by using Version 1.0 of Advancing the Green Econo- to hold up a mirror for RIGEN to use in assessing progress my Roadmap as its strategic plan. RIGEN will coordinate on Roadmap implementation process. Advisors provide and bring coherence to the implementation effort. The critique and support. interim leadership and management will be RIEDC. RIGEN The Future will operate as an informal network and not be a separate not-for-profit organization for now. To jump start imple- The market will determine if there is a need for additional mentation of the Roadmap, RIGEN will invite other players leadership and management capacity beyond what has to participate who are owners of projects. been presented in Section V of the Roadmap. The network may stay informal or become a formal separate not for practices. Green the SBLFC capital program managed by Identifying advanced practices and tools that aretargeting the green economy » » and business practices » » warrant them » » » » among key green economy players » bilities such as: profit organization. - v 1.0 -Formalizing relationship building and dealing makingScanning the external environment of constantlychanging conditions and analyze their impact - adverseor affirming - on the green economy of RI and the regionFormally, tapping into the collective genius of thethinkers and practitioners shaping the green economyIn creating the Roadmap, it has been evident that thereis additional value to be created, for growing the greeneconomy, by developing and coordinating additional capaadvisors to Advancing the Green Economy Beginning Now To start, RIGEN will have four roles: 1. Ensure the greening of current RIEDC programs 2. Manage implementation of phase I of the Roadmap 3. Convene a green economy forum twice per year 4. Facilitate communication and collaboration among key Green the Current RIEDC Programs Through Every Company Counts, provide energy efficiency programs for small businesses. Coordinate the formation of the offshore wind supply chain and the SAMP approval process. Work with STAC to develop green innovation RIEDC. Work with RI Manufacturing Extension Services essential to delivering long-term green results (RIMES) to green advance manufacturing. Developing additional projects when circumstances Manage Implementation of Phase I of the Roadmap RIEDC will serve as the project manager of Roadmap Advocating to public and private organizations implementation. Specifically: It will ensure every Phase I Serving as a thought leader to stimulate new ideas priority project on the Roadmap has an owner and a work group driving it to success. Phase I begins implementation in 2010. RIGEN will foster collaboration and coordination Increasing the credibility of the green economy as a among the priority projects, both online and in person. real source of more and diverse jobs and wages It will adjust sequence and timing of projects based on Mapping and monitoring all planned and active projects changing conditions. Finally, RIGEN will report publicly on progress against goals. Convene a Green Economy Forum In building the Roadmap, there has been clear value for bringing key players in the green economy together to build relationships, encourage deals being made, share ideas, and tap the “collective genius” of those assembled. The Forum will include the voice and influence of RI stake- holder groups: academia/research, business, community / civic, government, et al. RIGEN will convene the Green Economy Forum twice per year. Advancing the Green Economy in Rhode Island 19
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