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Earth Day Events Around Our Community

Patch

In celebration of Earth Day, Green for All is teaming up with Woodson Elementary School and Let’s Retrofit A Million on a community service project to honor the legacy of environmental and human rights activist, Wangari Maathai. On Saturday April 21, local elementary and college students will learn about sustainability and environmental activism by participating in Earth Day service projects including planting trees, installing energy-efficient light bulbs in classrooms and delivering free compact florescent light bulbs to residents of the Grove Park Community.
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Organizations Offer Music Download To Honor Earth Day

KTSM News Channel 9

According to the organizers, the title of The Green Room Mixtape reflects what every community needs to thrive – green room. It stands for city parks in place of concrete, local grocery chains providing real food for communities and space for all people to breathe, live and build a community. The “green room” is also a safe haven for artists and visionaries as they prepare to entertain and inspire. This Earth Day 2012 mixtape aims to do both.
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Let's Use Taxes to Put America to Work

Huffington Post

As tax day rolls around, hardworking families are meeting their obligations to our nation by paying their taxes. This year, Americans will pay an estimated $2.62 trillion in federal taxes and $1.42 trillion in state-local taxes. But at the same time, the reality is many of the wealthiest Americans just aren't doing their part. Since the Bush tax cuts were signed into law, the nation's top earners continue to get wealthier while middle-class and low-income families are paying more than their fair share. It's time to put an end to the free passes for billionaires and millionaires and make our tax system more fair and equitable for all Americans. That doesn't just mean equality -- though that's vital -- it means making our country great again through valuable investments in our nation's future. 

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League of Young Voters & Green For All Present “The Green Room”

DJBooth

In honor of Earth Day, the League of Young Voters Education Fund and Green For All have partnered to release The Green Room Mixtape, making its world premiere as a stream in the The DJBooth. Hosted by DJ Willie Shakes, the project features music from some of today's hottest hip-hop and R&B acts, including Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, BJ the Chicago Kid, Dee-1 and Markese Bryant of Green For All. Those who download the free mixtape tomorrow, April 18 (via their website), will also receive an Earth Day toolkit with resources to help them keep their community green.
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Gender Equality In Green Jobs: A Promising New Sector Must Ensure Pay Equality

ThinkProgress

The socioeconomic characteristics of green jobs—well-paid, upwardly mobile, and available to diverse communities with varying levels of skills and education—have long been the core values of advocates of the green economy. Organizations such as Green for All, the Apollo Alliance, Wider Opportunities for Women, and the Center for American Progress have led the national discussion that job creation is not just a numbers game. Economic development and job creation should also reflect equality and accessibility in order to address longstanding economic disparity and to help build a strong middle class, particularly for working mothers who represent nearly two-thirds of breadwinners or co-breadwinners for all U.S. households.
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A bright green future for Kansas City [VIDEO]

Grist

Kansas City, like many American towns, is burdened by pollution from coal-fired power plants, unemployment, and poverty. Faced with bitterly cold winters and scorching summers, the city’s residents struggle to keep up with steep energy bills. Our new video shows how Green For All’s local partners are helping forge a path to a cleaner, more prosperous future in Kansas City — putting people to work, cleaning up the city’s air and water, and cutting energy costs.
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Green Jobs In Kansas City: Profiling The People Who Make Up America’s 3.1 Million Green Jobs

ThinkProgress

Climate Solutions has put together a great Solutions Stories series. The Center for American Progress is working on its own profile of green jobs in key states (with more to be released soon). And Green For All has rolled out a series of stories from cities around the country. There’s activity happening everywhere — it’s nearly impossible to capture all of it. This latest Green For All video from Kansas City shows how grassroots much of the activity is, creating real jobs that create direct local benefits.

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Americans now hold 3.1 million green jobs

Greenability

The U.S. Labor Department released a new report this week that shows at least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, which accounts for about 2.4 percent of the nation’s total employment. In conjunction with the announcement, Green for All released a new video, Green Jobs for Kansas City (http://bit.ly/H4UuW2), which highlights jobs being created in the field of energy efficiency in the Green Impact Zone, a 150-square block area that has been targeted with federal funding for green job creation and energy efficient housing.
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