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Green For All National Director Michelle Romero spoke on "The Role of Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition" webinar hosted by ClimateXChange. Romero helps people understand the link between environmental issues and inequality and why we must address both at the same time to ensure the people most impacted by climate pollution are not left out of the green economy.Read more
At a special ribbon cutting event on May 1 at the Brookhurst Community Center, Green For All joined Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and EVgo, the nation's largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, to celebrate the public launch of EVgo's "Equal Access Charging Hubs" (EACH) program, which promotes more sustainable communities through public education and expanded access to EV fast charging.Read more
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Green For All Takes The Climate Change Fight Local With Launch Of #FuelChange Campaign Music Video
Harnessing the Power of Music to Inspire People Around the Country to Bring Clean Cars, Trucks, and Buses to their Neighborhood
Oakland, CA - On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Green For All, a national initiative founded by Van Jones to build an inclusive green economy, takes the Green New Deal local to tackle transportation emissions and kicks off a national campaign to bring zero-emission cars, trucks, and buses to communities across America with the release of its new #FuelChange Anthem. The anthem features black artists from impacted neighborhoods across the country from Oakland, CA to New Bedford, MA. The song and music video draws connections between transportation, climate, and health to tell the story of how transportation pollution is affecting people’s lives.
“It’s outrageous that our leaders aren’t doing all that can be done to address climate change,” said Michelle Romero, national director of Green For All. Romero continued, “Although the Green New Deal resolution failed in the Senate, the plan has opened the public’s eyes to the threat of climate change. Now we have to ask the question of what can we do at the local level to stop it. The answer is the #FuelChange campaign.”
Transportation pollution is currently the number 1 source of the U.S’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Green For All’s #FuelChange campaign uses music, art, & education to reach impacted communities who’ve traditionally been left out of the climate conversation and develop local leaders to take action in their own neighborhoods. Green For All aims to put a face and voice to the harmful effects that transportation emissions are having on people all across the U.S. and help spark a national movement for change.
“The political climate in our country is putting American lives at risk,” said Nisha Anand, CEO of The Dream Corps. “If the Trump Administration won’t tackle the climate crisis, the biggest threat we face, then Dream Corps will. We have power to fight the climate crisis in our neighborhoods right now. Bringing people from directly impacted communities to the fight is the first step in creating solutions that help us all.”
Transportation emissions not only contribute to climate change, they are also making kids and communities sick. Communities of color shoulder the greatest pollution burdens from transportation due to their close proximity to busy freeways and highways, diesel truck routes, and bus or rail systems. There are now more deaths from traffic-related pollution than traffic-related accidents.
To stop pollution and accelerate solutions, Green For All partnered with Big Picture Anthems to produce an anthem that could motivate a movement for clean transportation solutions. Together, Green For All and Big Picture Anthems launched a national #FuelChangeChallenge for poets, rappers, and singer/songwriters to learn about tailpipe emissions where they live and submit a verse for a chance to be featured in the project. From more than 50 submissions, four artists were selected: Nehemiah Vaughn of Oakland, CA; Cyarra Brown and Nashon Da Bomb of New Bedford, MA; and Warren Dickson of 3rd Rock Hip-Hop in Los Angeles, CA.
To learn more about Green For All’s #FuelChange campaign, visit greenforall.org/fuelchange
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