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Green For All Releases Music Video to Inspire Change

Boston.com

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Green For All premiered a new music video that calls on people from all over the world to join together to build a brighter future for their families and communities. Harkening back to the activist roots of Mother's Day, the video focuses on women who have inspired change, and calls on a new generation of leaders to continue their work. The song, titled "7 billion," won Green For All's 2012 Dream Reborn Music Contest and was written and performed by two youngAtlanta-based artists, Invest and Silent C.  To watch the music video visit: /gfa/wp/song-for-mom-7-billion-strong "'7 billion' taps into the power of people all over the world to come together to overcome poverty and oppression. It also highlights the role women play in creating more peaceful and just nations and communities—and in transforming individual lives," said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. "It is this inspiring message that will empower young people to lead, dedicate themselves to making changes in their community, and create greater opportunity."
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Green For All Releases Music Video to Inspire Change

The Sacramento Bee

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Green For All premiered a new music video that calls on people from all over the world to join together to build a brighter future for their families and communities. Harkening back to the activist roots of Mother's Day, the video focuses on women who have inspired change, and calls on a new generation of leaders to continue their work. The song, titled "7 billion," won Green For All's 2012 Dream Reborn Music Contest and was written and performed by two young Atlanta-based artists, Invest and Silent C.  To watch the music video visit:/gfa/wp/song-for-mom-7-billion-strong "'7 billion' taps into the power of people all over the world to come together to overcome poverty and oppression. It also highlights the role women play in creating more peaceful and just nations and communities—and in transforming individual lives," said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. "It is this inspiring message that will empower young people to lead, dedicate themselves to making changes in their community, and create greater opportunity."

Green For All Releases Music Video to Inspire Change

Reuters

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Green For All premiered a new music video that calls on people from all over the world to join together to build a brighter future for their families and communities. Harkening back to the activist roots of Mother's Day, the video focuses on women who have inspired change, and calls on a new generation of leaders to continue their work. The song, titled "7 billion," won Green For All's 2012 Dream Reborn Music Contest and was written and performed by two young Atlanta-based artists, Invest and Silent C.  To watch the music video visit: /gfa/wp/song-for-mom-7-billion-strong "'7 billion' taps into the power of people all over the world to come together to overcome poverty and oppression. It also highlights the role women play in creating more peaceful and just nations and communities—and in transforming individual lives," said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. "It is this inspiring message that will empower young people to lead, dedicate themselves to making changes in their community, and create greater opportunity."
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Green For All Releases Music Video to Inspire Change

ABC 7

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Green For All premiered a new music video that calls on people from all over the world to join together to build a brighter future for their families and communities. Harkening back to the activist roots of Mother's Day, the video focuses on women who have inspired change, and calls on a new generation of leaders to continue their work. The song, titled "7 billion," won Green For All's 2012 Dream Reborn Music Contest and was written and performed by two young Atlanta-based artists, Invest and Silent C. To watch the music video visit: http://gfa.fchq.ca/songs-for-mom-7-billion-strong "'7 billion' taps into the power of people all over the world to come together to overcome poverty and oppression. It also highlights the role women play in creating more peaceful and just nations and communities—and in transforming individual lives," said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. "It is this inspiring message that will empower young people to lead, dedicate themselves to making changes in their community, and create greater opportunity." Read the full story...

This Mother's Day, Let's Be '7 Billion Strong'

Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, Green For All CEO

Crossposted from The Huffington Post.  Click here to read the original article. This Mother's Day is a very special one for me. I'm expecting my first child in just a few weeks. It's a time filled with anticipation and hope. But most of all, this new addition to my family and my life has given even more urgency to our effort to create an inclusive green economy. It's pretty hard not to want to leave behind a healthier, greener, more prosperous world when it's your own child who will be living in it. Maybe that's why women have contributed so much over the decades to movements for justice and peace. In fact, we can trace Mother's Day in America back to an early activist. In 1870, fed up with the carnage of the Civil War, feminist and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued a "Mother's Day Proclamation" calling for women to band together to promote disarmament and peace. Howe believed women could be an unstoppable force for social change. She was right. From suffrage to civil rights to farmworkers justice, women have played a key role in the progress we've made over the past century. So when we celebrate Mother's Day, we're also celebrating the power of women to change the world. That's why I could not be more proud and excited to announce the release of our new music video collaboration for the song "7 Billion" by Silent C and Invest. Their song -- which won Green For All's 2012 Dream Reborn Music Contest -- taps into the power of the planet's growing population to overcome poverty and oppression and create a better world. It also highlights the role women play in creating more peaceful and just nations and communities -- and in transforming individual lives. Women like my own mother, who worked hard to support our family. I grew up in the shadow of oil refineries and polluting industry, where, too often, families like mine were forced to choose between their jobs and their health. But my mom showed me what people can do when they come together for a purpose. When she joined a union and began to make a fair wage, my prospects in life suddenly improved -- and so did those of all the other kids whose parents were in the union. I witnessed the way community organizing can make a difference in real people's lives -- and that may have been one of the most valuable lessons my mother taught me. So this Mother's Day, in honor of my mom Gail Lamkins, I'm going to share this inspiring video. And I'm going to fight harder than ever for a greener and more inclusive America. You can join me. Take a moment to share the "7 Billion" video and tell us about a woman who's inspired you. And help our movement grow.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: At the intersection of economics and environment

Mother Nature Network

As an advocate for a clean-energy economy, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins stands at the intersection of economics and environment, working to make the case that “environmental protection is something good for the economy.” Ellis-Lamkins, chief executive officer of the Oakland-based Green For All, says that too often the public is presented a false choice – environmental protection or jobs. Steps to improve the environment – updating infrastructure, for example – can create jobs.
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Social Venture Network Leaders Explore Future

Axiom News

Wayne Silby, who helped found SVN 25 years ago, says a new reality needs to start with articulating a bold vision. Wayne says the public good has been robbed not only by Wall Street but ideologues who control the conversation. He remembers recently sitting down to dinner with Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who said his son wouldn’t be the richest man in the world if he was born in Ethiopia. Part of a forward-looking vision could be reinterpreting the role of people who have wealth beyond their means as stewards and trustees of a public good. “We need to be more bold in putting out concepts that help create the new stories, the new tales and the new mythologies,” said Wayne. Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins agreed with Wayne, adding she’s ready to be bold. She says boldness comes from a conviction that change is possible in our lifetime. To give an example of how fast things can change, Phaedra points to the stark contrast in political debates now and during the last United States presidential election.
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'Acts of Green' urged as Earth Day is celebrated around the world

CNN

For Earth Day, U.S. non-profit-organization Green For All arranged for students in Atlanta to learn about sustainability and environmentalism. Children were taught a range of environmental activities from planting trees to energy-efficiency.
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Green For All in Atlanta Earth Day 2012

CBS Atlanta

Atlanta high school and college students learned the importance of environmental sustainability and their crucial role in educating communities, thanks to an Earth Day service event hosted by Green For All and Atlanta-based Let’s Retrofit A Million (LRAM).
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This Earth Day, it’s all about (green) jobs, jobs, jobs

Current

Let’s start with the Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued just a few weeks ago. This report shows that green jobs are real, are growing, and are here to stay. The report shows that an enormous number of jobs are already linked to the green economy – 3.1 million in 2010. This new data illustrates just how productive and positive green jobs can be for our economy and for the average American worker. 
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