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The Hill - Attacks on EPA are attacks on health, safety

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

Cross-posted on The Hill. Read original post here.

For me, clean air isn’t an abstract concept. I grew up in a polluted town and struggled with childhood asthma. I know what it means to be forced to breathe dirty air. 

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Triple Pundit – Obama Issues New Executive Order on Climate Change

Written by RP Siegel, Triple Pundit contributor

Cross-posted on Triple Pundit. Read original post here.

The timing is significant. Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, when President Obama stood among the rubble and vowed to do something about climate change, he issued an Executive Order designed to encourage Americans to incorporate climate change awareness into their activities and plans. 

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MadameNoire - HBCUs Get Eco-Friendly With Green For All

Written by Ann Brown, MadameNoire

Cross-posted on MadameNoire. Read original post here.

Green is in. Several Historically Black Colleges and Universities are working with the environmental education organization Green For All’s “College Ambassadors” program to improve the environment at their schools and to foster a green economy. 

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Huffington Post - A Lesson From Sandy: Why We Need to Fortify Vulnerable Communities

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

Cross-posted on Huffington Post. Read original post here.

One year ago this week, we all received an unforgettable warning about the potential of climate change to alter our lives. When Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic coast it destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, and worse -- it cut short the lives of 150 residents. 

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BET - Commentary: How Young People Are Rallying for Climate Action and Justice

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

Cross-posted on BET.com. Read original post here.

HBCU students gathered at Powershift 2013 to talk solutions to climate change.

It’s been said that the movement of this generation is the fight against climate change. And there is no better evidence of that than Powershift—an energetic gathering of more than 6,000 students and activists from around the country with a vision of a healthier planet and a clean energy economy.

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Daily Kos - The Hunger Games: Let’s Stop Shaming the Poor and Start Solving the Problem

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

Cross-posted on Daily Kos. Read original post here.

Last year, after having a baby, I moved back to the town where I grew up—a poor, polluted part of the Bay Area. One of the most striking things about coming home has been the experience of living in a place where access to wholesome food and healthy lifestyle choices is severely limited. That would be bad enough on its own. But now, to add insult to injury, our leaders in Washington, D.C. are kicking low-income folks while they’re down.

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MintPress News - Chicago Transportation Plans Aim To Put Disadvantaged Back To Work

Written by Trisha Marczak, MintPress staff writer

Cross-posted on MintPress News. Read original post here.

When the Chicago Transit Authority opened up its bid for $2 billion for the manufacturing of more than 850 rapid transit cars for its subway and urban train system, it also requested bidders detail how they would create quality jobs for Chicago’s growing unemployed. 

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90.5 WESA -Youth Climate Activists Hold Power Shift Summit

Written by Jessica Nath and Haldan Kirsch

Cross-posted on 90.5 WESA. Read original post here.

More than 1,000 protesters marched from the North Side to downtown Monday for the 2013 Power Shift summit. 

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The New York Times - Environmental Groups Seek Strength in Diversity

The Associated Press

Cross-posted on NYTimes.com. Read original post here.

PITTSBURGH — Thousands of young environmentalists from around the country are heading to Pittsburgh, planning to strengthen the green movement by involving more people of different races and backgrounds.

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Sea Change Radio - Green For All: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Written by Alex Wise, Sea Change Radio Executive Producer/Host

Cross-posted on Sea Change Radio. Read original post here.

...Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, one of those eloquent and powerful figures. In spite of personal attacks from those who would silence her, Ms. Ellis-Lamkins perseveres in the fight to nurture a green economy that helps to empower traditionally disenfranchised communities. 

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