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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Find out what Green For All is doing this Earth Day!

As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, I’m amazed and deeply encouraged by all of the progress that’s being made to build a brighter, healthier, and more sustainable future. And more and more of these efforts—from campus recycling initiatives to national clean energy legislation—are being led by people of color.

And you can join them! We have some great events this Earth Day, from Broccoli City’s festival in D.C., to an #Earthdaylive 2-hour live stream broadcast. Join Green For All and the League of Young Voters Education Fund for music, videos, and live interviews, with an engaging look at the problems our communities face, and the people creating the most effective solutions. Check out our slamming video here for more about #Earthdaylive!
One of the young leaders who inspires me most is Brittany Stalworth. As a Green For All Ambassador at Howard University, Stalworth launched “Green is the New Black,” an initiative that engaged college students in issues like environmental justice, food justice, and green jobs.

More and more musicians like Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, Common, Cee Lo, and others are speaking out on behalf of the planet. Countless business leaders are part of the solution, too. Take a look at 23-year-old Aisha Dorsey. She started her own company in Baltimore helping protect homeowners and the environment from risks like asbestos and lead.

And in Washington, D.C., the Congressional Black Caucus continues to lead the way in protecting America’s clean air and water, while President Obama and Lisa Jackson (the first African American head of the Environmental Protection Agency) have created groundbreaking protections for our air and water.

The challenges facing our planet are daunting. But we can solve them—in fact, we already are. Together, we can do even more to protect our air and water and build healthier, more prosperous communities. But we need your help.

So join us.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Chief Executive Officer
Green For All


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