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A New Sound


The dirty-energy economy has brought pollution and poverty to too many. But a clean-energy economy can bring opportunity, health, and wealth to struggling communities. Clean-energy jobs such as weatherizing homes, installing solar panels, and manufacturing wind turbines will put people to work in their own communities.

A new green economy will provide opportunity to people who have been left out of the old economy. That is the promise of Green For All. Watch the video. Take Action. Share A New Sound with your friends and family.

'A New Sound' was produced for Green For All by Black Powder Works, a production company specializing in storytelling for emerging media and television. For more of their work visit or email [email protected].

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Posted by Gillian Caldwell at Aug 11, 2009 02:34 PM
Great work Green For All - is proud to stand with you in building an inclusive green economy!

Posted the video on our site

Posted by Columbia Lee at Aug 11, 2009 02:52 PM
This is an amazing video! Posted it to our site The Realest Green News Site custom made by young leaders of color.

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Posted the video on our site!

Posted by K.Fulton at Aug 11, 2009 02:54 PM
This is an amazing video! Posted it to our site The Realest Green News Site custom made by young leaders of color.

Visit and download our mixtape The Truth Vol.1: Soundtrack for Saving the World featuring eco-classics from Nas, Marvin Gaye, Santigold, the Roots and many more!

email link not working

Posted by Howard Mayo at Aug 11, 2009 03:03 PM
Couldn't get the video to play. It launches my browser to this page and that's it.

re: email link not working

Posted by Ada at Aug 11, 2009 03:08 PM
Hello Howard Mayo and others - this is actually the right link from the email. You can't actually watch videos directly in emails, so the link brings you to this web page to watch it.


Ada McMahon
Online Communications Associate
Green For All


Posted by Tyler at Aug 11, 2009 03:49 PM
This video is dope, very very powerful.


Posted by Nada Long at Aug 11, 2009 03:58 PM
None of this is fear-mongering. It's real. Thank you for presenting the truth.

What about those of us effected by the bad economy?

Posted by Jim Longo at Aug 11, 2009 04:15 PM
The message is clear. I have been out of work since last November after 20+ years in the Aerospace Industry. I have had to file bankruptcy, foreclose on my home, spend my entire retirement funds to pay my bills and now owe the IRS $15.000.00 with new fees and interest increasing each day with no money to pay the IRS.

When and how is the plan going to help people who have no jobs with unemployment running out and loosing their homes with no job prospects on the horizon? Are there green jobs for people like us to help the cause while helping ourselves rebuild the lives we have lost?

Please let us know what we can do to help us help you!


James J Longo

From one aerospace professional to another

Posted by Chandon Davis at Aug 11, 2009 07:47 PM

     For me, your comment stood out from all the rest because your predicament is so similar to mine, including the 20+ years of aerospace and the fact that our dates of last employ are only a month apart.

     The more I learn about the circumstances that put us into this mess, the more it seems obvious to me that the aerospace industry is in a position to make an incredibly great economic contribution if it would focus on the fact that it is the one and only industry capable of going elswhere for those non-replaceable resources that are dwindling on this planet. I can't think of a more efficient way to create jobs than for our space program to learn to stop coming back "empty" handed. I realize the devil is in the details, but I also realize that all we have and are, planet and all, ultimately came from somewhere else. Satellite TV, GPS, and better weather forecasting are great starts, but check out how we haven't even got zero-gee manufacturing going yet. If you think I'm onto something, I'm available for further discussion.

Chandon W. Davis -

Direct response to unemployment crisis

Posted by Chris Hemmingway at Aug 13, 2009 12:47 PM
Mr Longo, your response really hit home with me, as such a precise message of; cause/ effect and problem/ solution. So many of our immediate American crises require long and complicated explanations, that even our most brilliant scientists, economists, investors, etc; can barely grasp and/or explain practical solutions. This issue is 3rd grade math: 1 (necessity of addressing world wide pollution)+ 2 (need for power)+ 3 (nearly 10% American unemployment)= win/win/win. However, the initial steps must be taken by investors. I live in the "Sunshine" state, and I don't know why we aren't seeing a frenzy of solar power component companies starting up. Factories could be completely self-powered. We have no state income tax, and a relatively low pay scale to entice entrepreneurs. We've learned about our vast wind resource potential, in the heartland; from T Boone Pickens. Not a tremendous response from investors. Is it that industrial giants have been pandering to the oil companies for so long; that they can't change gears? The need for green innovation and manufacturing; is a vastly under-tapped market. The current government would certainly reward builders and employers (of AMERICAN workers), with tax incentives; (only a miniscule tampering with the free market). Instead; China, India, and a few developing companies, are charging full speed ahead; building manufacturing plants of components for green based power. If America fails to wake up and smell the coffee; green energy will become just another thing we need from China.

Long Time

Posted by DJ Riddm at Aug 11, 2009 04:41 PM
Rasta been telling them long time. More farms less factories. More love more life.

Great work

Posted by Jahlia Osha at The Age of Stupid at Aug 11, 2009 05:20 PM
Love to see the work you are doing on connecting the environment and employment. Keep up the great work! - Jahlia from the Age of Stupid

Green Collar Economy Video

Posted by Brent Norris at Aug 11, 2009 08:15 PM
posting on our site... kewl video... I'll show it at our upcoming green jobs funding meeting at our state workforce development office:[…]s-hawaii-island-seminar.htm

Almost... but not enough!

Posted by Jonathan at Aug 11, 2009 08:52 PM
I have found that the message of "Green Jobs" lacks the necessary recognition of the complexity of the problem with developing a new economy, especially with regard to funding the "development portion" of green projects. What am I talking about? Imagine that we are talking about building a highway and promoting highway jobs. We simply put pressure on our government to build more highways and we get new highway jobs. The problem with the energy industry is that it is a PRIVATE industry and not run by the government. It take entrepreneural people to go out and develop, plan, engineer, and finance, apply for grants, and pay for the projects before any jobs to "install solar panels, or upgrade a building can happen. Green for All should focus some of its attention to providing "project development" resources to entrepreneurs and provide project development and pre feasibility grants and other resources so that the projects can actually get off the ground. Making videos is nice, and its important to get the word out about what the problems are and what the future goals are but it seems that attention to the true "bottle-neck" clogging up the industry is not recognized or addressed understood dealt with. Keep this in mind when trying to develop green jobs. "Green Jobs follow Green project development" and normally the cost to develop a project is the same as what it costs to do the physical install.

Ad Needs a Directive to Achieve a Direct Response

Posted by Gillian Clark at Aug 12, 2009 12:58 AM
Being a long-time environmentalist and earth activist, I'm glad that Green for All is working to spread the word about how individuals like ourselves can get involved in cleaning up our environment. However, I'm not sure that this spot achieved that intention.

I am sorry to say that I found it ineffectual, over-simplified and too long on the negative aspect of our current situation. Certainly, its much better than I could do, so of course, "Kudos" for the effort. Yet I would prefer to see an ad with a more concise "problem-- solution-- how you can get involved and help" type of directive.

I think the way to address Global Warming and Environmental Degradation is to educate, encourage and activate. Teach individuals directly how to make changes in their personal lives that affect positive change, guide people directly who to call and where to send emails to local, state and federal decision-makers and recruit them to join community organizations where they can make small contributions of time, money, work and ideas. Yes, the ad flashed some ugly and beautiful images, but it left me with no fire to get up and do anything! For this reason, I think it missed the mark. This comment is not to discourage any of those involved in making it, nor those witnessing, posting reading and getting involved herein. I believe there are many more opportunities for this organization to step up and hit the bullseye and that it can be done.

Missing the Point

Posted by Brandon Tracy at Aug 12, 2009 01:05 AM
(Please do not misinterpret what I'm about to write as my own stance- I loved the video and I'm a huge supporter of a green economy)

I fear the video misses the bigger picture, that is, the picture that 'we' don't want to see. In this case, what we don't want to see is how the others see this issue. As a native of rural Pennsylvania, I know that my parents and family would not give this video more than one second before simply dismissing it. It isn't about the video (and message) being right or not, the issue I'd like you to understand is that this video is made for 'us,' i.e., the people that get 'it.'

Those that don't get it need a different message, namely one that they can understand (I still don't know what 'that' message is). While I think this video is great, I worry that those who don't acknowledge that we even have a problem are the ones we should be targeting with our message.

The battle that decides the war isn't between you and me, but rather between us and those that don't think we have any reason to fight.


Posted by Phyllis Price at Aug 17, 2009 07:32 PM
Brandon Tracy, you have hit the nail on the head! I hope they listen.

I am with you!

Posted by Fin at Aug 12, 2009 01:08 AM
Nice video...clear message, but the question is how will we do it! Bhutan is undergoing some serious changes, and I would like for us to reject the "old economy" and leap frog into the "new economy." I will add it to our Bridge To Bhutan blog as well.

More Green on the Greenback!

Posted by John Wes at Aug 12, 2009 04:34 AM
A third Button?


Posted by Sher Graham at Aug 12, 2009 09:51 AM
I know that this is focused on the minority communities but it also happens in impoverished towns in our extreme rural areas as well. Pollution sees no boundaries with color, as does much of life. Great video for us to think about what we do in our community.

Am sharing this on my tweet

Posted by Sher Graham at Aug 12, 2009 09:52 AM
Forgot to mention that I will link this to my blog. Thanks.

The Green Ecocnomy

Posted by Pam Bullock at Aug 12, 2009 10:14 AM
Thank you for sharing. Part of our responsiblity is to help spread the word for people to be correctly informed. I'm posting to my facebook and my twitter page immediately.

Green for all Video

Posted by Jodi L. Rolston at Aug 12, 2009 01:40 PM

Great Video

Posted by Casey Roe at Aug 12, 2009 02:13 PM
Thanks for this great video! It definitely captures how dirty our fossil fuel economy is and how green jobs can provide fulfilling work for those who have suffered under our current system.

Good First Video

Posted by Huerta J Neals RA NOMA NCARB LEED AP at Aug 15, 2009 07:52 AM
Good first video! Education and awareness are the first steps here in this mess we all face. Great simple story will reach many people around the globe. Mass education is the key. Thanks don't stop the message keep up the great work I will continue my green work! Time is running out an we all need to stay positve and educate first then Fix!


Posted by Phyllis Price at Aug 17, 2009 07:28 PM
Powerful video! However, do not neglect to get those people on board who have not been left out of the economy. We need them!

Great Job

Posted by Energy Beyond Design at Aug 18, 2009 11:58 PM
This is yet another great step in raising awareness to such serious issues our world faces. You guys at Green For All are taking action, and it has been wonderful to see how things have progress. Keep up the fight!

I care and share this first video in hope

Posted by Under The Root at Aug 19, 2009 12:52 PM
I have posted this video throughout my social network and stand with you as a very tiny business with work to do, just as yours. Together for the course of life with our planet, to be a hand for growth of love, harmony, and wisdom.
Thank you.

Jennifer M. Brown
Under The Root

A New Sound video

Posted by Rebecca T. at Aug 19, 2009 04:33 PM
Well produced video- very compelling. However, the production of solar panels is very toxic and many of the metals that go into them need to be mined or come from conflict zones. We can't just move the pollution oversees, to poor Chinese or Indian towns where they manufacture these panels with little to no environmental oversight. Also, there are plans in place to install giant solar 'farms' all over the U.S., many of them on farms and ranches where people live. These rural areas lack the political voice to stop them, but they don't want to be surrounded by thousands of panels glaring at them all day. Green for All should take a position on solar 'farms', as well as some of the serious environmental impacts of giant wind 'farms', such as destroying birds of prey, carving up the landscape, ruining farmland, etc. Do we lift up one group of people while simultaneously tearing down another?


Posted by Gwen Watson at Aug 22, 2009 03:21 PM
This video is awesome! How do we get more information and someone to attend and
participate in our upcoming event?
 The Florida State Conference NAACP will be hosting its 66th Annual State Convention this year. The Convention has been scheduled for September 17th through the 19th. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, located at 400 SE Second Avenue in Miami, Florida.

The primary purpose of the Convention is to train our 69 Branches that represent over 11,000 members throughout the state of Florida and its membership on updated policies, procedural changes, and to raise funds to support our annual initiatives such as our Back to School-Stay in School program, Criminal, Environmental and Juvenile Justice Programs, Scholarship and ACT-SO program

We are asking that you participate and/or help sponsor our Environmental Justice Education Summit &/or "Energy Breakfast" to be held Thursday-Friday, September 18, & 19, 2009

Our goal is to have you join us to address Environmental Leaders of Future Opportunities and our changing world for our "Going Green" summit.

For more information, please contact: Gwen Watson at 754-366-3735 or by e-mail at

Will we have time to switch over?

Posted by RemyC at Aug 23, 2009 09:24 PM
I'm relieved, I thought this was going to be a PSA for nuclear power! Just kidding... This should have also included LEDs, which stand to reduce electrical consumption by 20% all over the globe. To those who claim PV production is dirty, that's up to the manufacturer. It's possible to avoid the mistakes of the past.
LEDs = No Nukes