Fellowship Candidates Are Already Making Their Mark

Authors: Brian Purchia

It’s been just nine months, and already our 20 incredible Green for All fellowship candidates are making big changes in their communities. Our fifth cohort of Fellow candidates wrapped up their term of service in March and joined a growing network of fellows around the country who are leading efforts to create a healthier, greener, more equitable world—one neighborhood at a time. Members of our fifth class hailed from epicenters of change spanning the entire country, from Las Vegas, Nevada to Rich Square, North Carolina. They came together in Oakland, California last July for several days of training, then headed back home more ready than ever to engage their communities in building green solutions and new economic opportunities.

These 20 incredible individuals put together over 750 events to train and mobilize more than 18,000 community members. Their accomplishments are impressive.

A few highlights:

  • Developing a farmers’ aquaponics collaborative made up of workers displaced by the BP oil spill in New Orleans
  • Coordinating community participation in public hearings about the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline in Omaha
  • Distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to 100 families a week in Nashville

We believe you’ll be just as inspired by these local ‘solutionaries’ as we are: To get more ideas for how to begin or strengthen your efforts to create the world you want to live in, click on the photo below.

You can help build the movement, too—by sharing your solutions and ideas with us on Twitter.

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