Last week Green For All ushered in our fourth Academy class, the most diverse group of green leaders we have ever worked with. Over four days, the new class underwent training on issues ranging from media and messaging to the economics of green. The Green For All Academy aims to expand, educate and engage the base of support for climate solutions and a clean energy economy in America. It does this by identifying and cultivating local leaders from communities of color and low-income communities across the nation, helping them develop and apply their skills and resources to organize for change in their cities. Academy Fellows are on-the-ground leaders in the movement to create an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
The fourth class of the Academy will be focused primarily on leading community-based initiatives for improvements in local green infrastructure as well as providing environmental literacy education to their constituents using the Roots of Success environmental literacy curriculum. The Roots of Success curriculum will help to prepare community members to participate in the growing green economy as business-owners, employees, and advocates. After the training, the class commits to a nine-month term of service as ambassadors for the movement in their communities. Local projects this year will be focused in a number of growing sectors of the green economy such as food security/community agriculture, water preservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.