CAPACES Leadership Institute (CLI) prepares grassroots leaders for staff and board roles in social justice organizations related to PCUN, the Oregon farmworker movement. Its training center in Woodburn, OR, is the first certified “passive” office building in the country. Utilizing superinsulation, passive solar, natural ventilation and a green roof, the building requires very little energy for heating and cooling. Besides saving CLI money and being a a model for green design, the building created an opportunity to train immigrant workers in green building techniques and to foster dialogue between Latino activists and green activists.
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