Written by: Shamar Bibbins, Senior Political Associate
Last week, Green For All’s Business Engagement Strategies program and our 2011 Mentoring Program Graduate, Volt Energy, were honored at the “2013 Black Green Mingle” pre-inauguration reception at CAPITALE of D.C. The reception fostered networking opportunities among minority-serving institutions, businesses, government and environmental organizations committed to strategies that derive environmental and economic opportunities for people of color and low-income communities.
The event was organized by two Washington D.C.- based organizations: Green XL and Broccoli Strategies. It was sponsored by Clean Economy Solutions, United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, Covanta Energy, Black Economic Council and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. Leslie Fields, Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Director, served as the Chair of the Host Committee which also included the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc., NAACP D.C., National Society of Black Engineers, and Green For All.
Gilbert Campbell, Volt Energy; Shamar Bibbins, Green For All; Leslie Fields, Sierra Club; Simon Antonio Francis, Volt Energy; Wadi Muhammad, NAACP DC