GTECH is a social enterprise working with a range of stakeholders to transition land use liabilities into community assets and improve the economic, social, and environmental health outcomes. Prof. Bichard provided consultation and oversight for a sustainable return on investment report being compiled under guidance by the company into the McKeesport Community Ambassadors programme.
Ambassadors receive a micro-grants to implement their project
This programme recruits local people and trains them to structure site access agreements, to recruit volunteers, and to manage in ways that will empower and equip Ambassadors to transform a parcel of vacant land projects in their community. Ambassadors also receive a micro-grant to implement their project.