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Contact: Alyssa Cocchi
OAKLAND – Today, Green For All released a new music video, “Ima Push” by Pocono, Pennsylvania-based hip-hop artist Gallo. The song is about resilience, and the video is dedicated to the survivors of recent disasters like the tornadoes in Oklahoma, storms in the Midwest, Superstorm Sandy, and wildfires in California and Colorado. “Ima Push” is the winner of Green For All’s 2013 Dream Reborn Song Competition.
“The song is about when you’re down to that last piece of energy you’ve got, and you reach deep inside and decide to keep going hard,” Gallo explained.
“Every day, more Americans are having to dig deep and find the strength to keep going,” said Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins. “It’s not just disaster survivors. It’s all the folks feeling squeezed by shrinking paychecks, scarce jobs, health problems, and poverty. Our vision is of a world in which all of our neighborhoods are safe, healthy, and prosperous. And the green economy offers the best path to get there.”
Green For All is working to promote community resilience by expanding investment in green infrastructure, which minimizes the damage from floods and storms and, creates jobs. By promoting wind, solar, and energy efficiency, the organization is fighting back against climate change and protecting vulnerable communities from pollution-related health problems like asthma.
“As some leaders pretend like climate change isn’t real, those of us working for a healthier planet are having to dig deep, too,” Ellis-Lamkins said. “While President Obama’s recent climate plan includes real and effective solutions that will help fight climate change, we have to fight harder than ever to make sure that those most vulnerable are out of harm’s way. We have to push.”
To watch the “Ima Push” music video, click HERE.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Gordon “Gallo” Nance is a producer and songwriter from Pocono, Pennsylvania. As a father, he knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle to support a family in this economy. And as someone who suffers from asthma, he understands the importance of protecting clean air.
The direction for the song “Ima Push,” and his new album stems from what he calls PEM—Positive Energy Movement. “It’s a way of living, it’s about being positive, no matter what’s going on, even if the situation looks crazy, if it seems real negative, you feel like there is no way out. It's about staying positive throughout all that. It's a mentality,” Gallo explains. WATCH the interview with Gallo to learn more.
ABOUT THE DREAM REBORN SONG COMPETITION: Green For All’s annual Dream Reborn Song Competition offers talented musicians from around the country a chance to create an inspiring soundtrack for our movement. Winners receive a professionally-produced music video. For more information about the contest, click HERE.