WINTERGreen Program

 The WINTERGreen Program is a social enterprise component of Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a pipeline of diverse, well-qualified women for career opportunities in the environmental remediation and green retrofit fields.  WINTERGreen provides certified training and employment to women to green their communities as they learn to perform valuable work and improve their work skills. 

 WINTERGreen offers:

Certified crews to remediate asbestos, lead, mold and other hazardous materials from residential, commercial and public buildings.

Crews to renovate residential, commercial and public buildings to include: installing environmentally friendly replacement windows and doors; painting; refinishing wood floors, installing ceramic tile floors, installing kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities; as well as other work.

This program is designed to prepare low-income women for unsubsidized employment in the environmental remediation and green construction industry.  Along with skills in various related remediation and construction trades, our participants are certified in Asbestos Removal, Lead Removal, Mold Removal, 40-hour HAZWOPER Certificate, and OSHA 30 Safety Regulations. In addition, our participants receive instruction on employer expectations, job-seeking strategies, math, and an understanding of blueprints reading is also taught. 

In addition to the above mentioned components, physical fitness for the job and working steadily and efficiently are also an ongoing part of the program. Activities include hand digging and grading, cutting and nailing of lumber, cutting, tying and placing rebar, driving stakes, and cutting and connecting various types of pipe and conduit and green construction.

The courses are taught and projects are supervised by instructors with an aggregate of over 50 years of journeyman and apprenticeship instructors’ experience in the construction trades, and by International Union of Operating Engineers Environmental Remediation Instructors.

Community and Employer Collaborations:

  • Hire a Crew to Remediate a Site
  • Hire a Crew to Renovate/Retrofit a Site
  • Offer Space and Materials for Hands-on Practice in Remediation and Green Construction


For more information contact Alexandra Torres Galancid at 213-749-3970 ext. 1001 or