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#FuelChange Music Video Kicks-off National Conversation for Cleaner Transportation

After a nationwide talent search to find rappers, singers, and poets who could harness the power of music to tell the story of how transportation pollution is impacting the lives of people of color, Green For All selected four artists to feature in the newly released #FuelChange Anthem:

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3 Things You Can Do To Support the Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey just introduced a Green New Deal Resolution that makes a bold statement about the federal government’s duty to develop a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society toward 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, a guarantee of living-wage jobs for anybody who needs one, and dedicated support for impacted workers and frontline communities bearing the brunt of pollution.

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Enter the Fuel Change Challenge

Fuel Change Challenge Artist

Green For All is partnering with Big Picture Anthems to produce an anthem and music video for our  #FuelChange campaign.

Submit your verse telling the stories of people affected by dirty cars, trucks, and buses to be considered for our music video to #FuelChange in our communities.

Selected artists will receive $400, have their verse featured on the anthem, have a chance to be in the music video, and gain national exposure while contributing to social justice.

Traffic-related pollution is now responsible for more deaths than traffic-related accidents. Low-income communities and communities of color are the most impacted by pollution. This anthem and music video will help activate a NATIONAL movement to bring clean transportation to communities across the country.

Download our Background Information Sheet


How to Enter
Open to singers, rappers, and poets in the United States: Ages 15 and Up.

DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019

  1. Download the beat!

    Click here to download the beat (will open a new window).

  2. Learn about the issue. You can read our background info sheet.

    Fuel Change Challenge Background Information

  3. Write a 16-bar verse.
    Make it a story. Put a voice and a face to this public health issue.

    Download the director’s creative vision.

    Fuel Change Challenge Director's Creative Vision

  4. Upload a video of you performing your verse to Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook and use both tags: #FuelChangeChallenge and #GreenForAll.

    Videos do not need to be professional or high quality, but we must be able to hear you clearly. Title your video: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name. 

    To see an example, check out this demo video:

  5. Email your video link with a copy of the lyrics to Ben@BigPictureAnthems.com with the subject line: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name
    DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019
  6. If you’re local to the Bay Area, you can audition in person.

    Audition info: 
    Wed. January 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm KDOL-TV Studios, 286 E 10th St, Oakland, CA


Green For All Supports the Green New Deal

Yesterday, hundreds of people showed up, and thousands more tuned in online, to listen to the Climate Townhall co-hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, Bill McKibben, and Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley. It’s real. It’s happening. And it’s happening right now, where you live.

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Climate is Costing Californians Too Damn Much

I stayed up last night shopping for an air filtration mask for my 3-year-old because we’re experiencing hazardous air quality here in Sacramento, CA.

California is on fire, and there’s nowhere to escape for a breath of fresh air. The Camp Fire is reportedly the deadliest wildfire in the United States in a century.

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Van Jones, Macklemore, and Michelle Romero Teamed Up With the Yes on 1631 Campaign to Organize a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Training at University of Washington

SEATTLE -- On Wednesday, October 10th, Green For All organized a “Get Out The Vote” training for Yes on 1631 at the University of Washington, in coordination and collaboration with the Yes on 1631 campaign and UAW 4121 Climate Justice Workgroup.

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Register to Vote

Midterm elections matter!

This November, you have the power to elect representatives at all levels of government to represent the issues you care about. Several states also have important ballot measures on the ballot that may impact your life.

Register to vote here with Green For All. Even if you're already registered to vote at your current address, sign up with us to receive election reminders, polling location information, or to request an absentee ballot.

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Don't delay! Voter registration deadlines in some states can be as many as 30 days before Election Day.

 

 


10 Year Impact Report

Here's a look at the impact Green For All has made over the past decade:

 


Green For All Mobilizes Central Valley Residents to Speak Out for Clean Air, Clean Cars

Dozens of Central Valley residents put off work and other commitments to testify Monday at the U.S. EPA hearing on the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule”, a proposal put forth by the Trump Administration to weaken clean car standards (despite the misleading name).

The Latino community in particular, turned out in force to reject the Trump Administration’s clean car rollbacks. Testimony after testimony, residents spoke of the ongoing contamination and pollution they see in their communities: pesticides, water contamination, air pollution, asbestos. Rolling back the Clean Car Standards, they say, would further put their health at risk.

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Global Climate Action Summit: Uplifting Equity

On September 11-14, Green For All participated in the Global Climate Action Summit and several affiliate events, joining leaders from around the world to celebrate our progress to curb fossil fuel emissions, uplift issues of environmental equity, discuss solutions and make additional progress toward an inclusive green economy for all.

Green For All co-founder Van Jones, Dream Corps CEO Vien Truong, and Green For All National Director Michelle Romero asked tough questions and posed innovative ideas to address the urgent threats ahead.

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