Written by: Shamar Bibbins, Senior Political Associate
Last week, Green For All honored African American leaders in the fields of energy and environment at “The Green Room” reception held at The Park at Fourteenth in Washington, D.C. We organized the event as part of a week of activities highlighting environmental issues at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.
The aim of the event was to foster networking, collaboration, and support for African Americans working in the field of energy policy and environmental issues, and to help develop leaders among the young minority professionals who enter these fields.
Green For All sponsored the event in partnership with The Sierra Club, NAACP D.C., Broccoli City, American Association for Blacks in Energy, and the Environmental Defense Fund. The reception recognized The Congressional Black Caucus’s Energy and Environment Task Force. It also honored Kari Fulton, a Green For All Fellow and award-winning Climate Justice advocate/ new media journalist, and Norris McDonald, founder and president of the Center for Environment, Commerce and Energy and its outreach arm, the African American Environmentalist Association.