From coast to coast, last week folks turned out and tuned in to celebrate Earth Day and support a more sustainable future.
More than 3,000 people joined us Monday for #EarthDayLive, hosted by Green For All and the League of Young Voters. You can check out the video recap—and catch artists like Drake, Common, and Wiz Khalifa, along with thought-provoking interviews from leaders in the movement. You can read Madame Noire’s take, here, or on Black America Web, Latina Lista, Loop21 and The 5th Element.
Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Green For All joined the NAACP for a summit, “Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities to the Green Economy,” which included lively discussions with policy and business leaders about how to connect communities of color to jobs and opportunity in America’s most promising sector. You can read more about it in this blog by Green For All’s Shamar Bibbins.
On Sunday night, Green For All’s Julian Mocine-McQueen spoke on a panel with other green leaders for the premiere of 350.org’s Do the Math movie—which streamed to more than 1,000 house parties across the country, with 10,000 people watching. And on Tuesday, more than a hundred entrepreneurs attended our Crowdfunding 101 webinar and learned how to make their green dreams a reality. Watch the video HERE.
For more information on what Green For All is up to and how you can get involved, check out Phaedra Ellis Lamkins’ latest commentaries on the Keystone pipeline, the struggle to make big coal keep its promises to retired coalminers, and her BET.com blog on how African Americans are a part of the solution to climate change.