Green For All Blog daily 1 2008-04-30T17:56:36Z BALLE - Conference 2012: Building Resilient Communities I just returned from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where BALLE, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, held their 2012 conference. The conference focused on developing resilient local economies and co-operative (worker-owned) business models. No publisher Khary Dvorak-Ewell 2012-05-25T17:17:28Z Blog Entry States Ignore Minorities in Climate-Related Disaster Plans Minority populations across the south and southwest are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report put out by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Local and state governments, it also found, are failing to integrate such concerns into their climate disaster plans. No publisher New America Media 2012-05-24T10:59:43Z Blog Entry Going Green at Wilberforce University As a Green For All College Ambassador at Wilberforce University, educating and informing my peers about the Green Movement and getting them active was a test in itself. As a graduating senior and communication major, going green was neither my first thought nor interest. But today, as I reflect on this semester and how my life has changed as a Green For All College Ambassador, it brings tears to my eyes. No publisher Na’Asiaha Simon 2012-05-22T17:19:38Z Blog Entry Bet on a Brown and Green America Your Take: A sustainability expert says our future is tied to people of color and clean energy. No publisher Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins 2012-05-21T17:25:45Z Blog Entry Nourishing Young Minds and Bodies Read. Eat. These are two simple words with deep implications for community development. Read relates to the need to feed the mind, and eat, the need to nourish the body. When I designed the Read and Eat Program, I had no idea it would have such far-reaching effects on community development. It began one day in October when I was walking around the Farmers Market here in Nashville. I was thinking about how we could reach out to and have an impact on the African-American community through food. This was a result of a conversation with my EarthMatters partners and Green For All. No publisher Yeama Sow 2012-05-14T21:00:21Z Blog Entry Green For All was MY Beginning Green For All was MY Beginning M- MOMENTS that absolutely changed my life! Y-YEARNING social justice in every possible form! The BEginning of a new paradigm began the moment I met Mr. Van Jones... No publisher Jada Drew 2012-05-14T20:01:10Z Blog Entry Meet A Climate Rider: Kendall Dorman, Principal, Wiebenson-Dorman Architects, PC On May 19, architect Kendall Dorman will launch a 300-mile bike ride in an effort to raise awareness about climate change and support Green For All’s work to protect our air and water while lifting Americans out of poverty. No publisher Cheryl Derricotte, AICP and Kristina Johnson 2012-05-11T11:31:22Z Blog Entry View From the Boardroom: Why I'm feeling more hopeful than ever At first glance, it may not be looking too good for those of us who are trying to save the planet and put people to work. Pollution from cars, coal plants, and toxic industry is poisoning us more than ever before. Already, global warming is taking a toll on the world’s most vulnerable people. Across the globe, economies are faltering, and here in America, the unemployment rate is still painfully high. Meanwhile, groups like the Heritage Foundation are attacking the green economy with new vigor. And yet, I’m feeling more hopeful than ever. No publisher Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins 2012-05-11T00:19:22Z Blog Entry Huge Victory for Families, Local Farmers We were thrilled to hear that the Obama administration will be expanding access to fresh healthy food for low-income families. Last fall, thousands of you joined us in calling on the administration to boost local economies and support American farmers. And we did it! No publisher maritessa 2012-05-09T20:50:51Z Blog Entry This Mother's Day, Let's Be '7 Billion Strong' This Mother's Day is a very special one for me. I'm expecting my first child in just a few weeks. It's a time filled with anticipation and hope. But most of all, this new addition to my family and my life has given even more urgency to our effort to create an inclusive green economy. No publisher Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins 2012-05-10T19:43:47Z Blog Entry Song for Mom: 7 Billion When was the last time you stopped to truly appreciate the leadership that women provide day in and day out? Could you imagine the Civil Rights Movement without women like Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks? Could you imagine the South Africa Anti-Apartheid Movement without women like Winnie Mandela? It’s time that we all recognize that women are and always have been the backbone of social movements worldwide. These women are not only the mothers of our children, they are the mothers of our movement. No publisher Mary Creasman 2012-05-09T19:46:06Z Blog Entry Rango and Las Vegas: A shared story about water crisis Water is very important to Nevadans--so important that populous southern Nevada plans to siphon water from the rural part of northern Nevada in order to meet the demand for water in cities like Las Vegas. A similar plot plays out in the Pixar movie Rango. In Rango, the cartoon lizard, voiced by Johnny Depp, finds himself in a dusty Old West town that is suffering from a water crisis. Through the course of events in the movie, Rango discovers that the mayor, in a bid to please developers and establish his legacy as an innovator, has used a pipeline to redirect the water to the glimmering town of Las Vegas. No publisher Laura Martin, Class 5 2012-05-08T18:27:19Z Blog Entry The Mothers of our Movement This Mother’s Day, Green For All is releasing a dope music video entitled “7 Billion” by the Dream Reborn contest winners Silent C and Invest. These artists were inspired by their own mothers to honor the struggle and the courage of women around the world. Stay tuned for the release of this powerful story of unity and hope this Wednesday, May 9th. After you watch the video, join the conversation during our Twitter Town Hall this Thursday, May 10. No publisher maritessa 2012-05-09T19:41:57Z Blog Entry Recycling Starts with Yourself I never felt that I would face any new challenges in life that I could not handle. Growing up in the inner city of Kansas City, where I had lived all my life, had taught me many life lessons. However, the challenge of moving to Nashville and trying to set up a recycling program in a new city is one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. No publisher Michael Hutchingson, Green For All Fellow 2012-05-01T19:39:02Z Blog Entry GFA Alabama A&M Ambassadors Recognized by Clinton Global Initiative As Green For All Ambassadors for Alabama A&M University, during the 2011-2012 school year, we focused our efforts on raising awareness about water issues. No publisher Nara McCray & Samjulien Carlishe 2012-05-03T12:37:46Z Blog Entry