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Freelancers Union: Dispatches - Can getting people back to work save the planet?

How Green for All is harnessing the environmental movement to create jobs and build sustainable local economies

Written by Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director of Freelancers Union – and CEO of the social-purpose Freelancers Insurance Company (FIC)

Cross-posted on Freelancers Union. Read original post here.

Everyone’s talking about jobs—how to create new jobs, how to lift low-wage jobs or how to get jobs to depressed areas of the country—and the question I always come back to is, how do we make sure those jobs are good enough to sustain a life, or a family? 

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Latinos Lead the Way in the Green Economy

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

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

As we work to build a healthy green economy, Latinos in America have a critical role to play. It's not just because of growing influence at the voting booth. Latinos make up a huge portion of our workforce -- and it's getting bigger every day. By 2050, a projected 33 percent of American workers will be Latino. 

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Huffington Post - On Behalf of the Kids Whose Families Depend on Food Stamps

Written by Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

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

The first time I knew that being poor made me different than everyone else was when my mom sent me into the grocery store to get food with food stamps. We had just picked up our free cheese at the food bank. I was running into the store to get pickles for the cheese and pickle sandwiches that I took to school everyday. A woman behind me smirked and made a comment about food stamps being used for snacks. She had a cart full of groceries and she was judging our family based on the jar of pickles and food stamps. I did not understand what I had done wrong. I knew I was supposed to be ashamed and I was. 

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Huffington Post - The Hunger Games: Attacks on Food Aid Threaten Kids, Seniors, and Basic American Values

Written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, Washington Office Chief of Green For All

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

Food is not a luxury. It's a fundamental resource -- one that too many people in our wealthy country struggle to find each day. A staggering 16 million kids in the U.S. live in homes where the simple act of eating isn't a sure thing. They don't know where their next meal will come from or if there will be a meal at all. 

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BET - Commentary: Black Leaders Are Building a Healthy Green Economy

The Congressional Black Caucus and companies like Volt Energy are very important for the green job industry.

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

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

.Simon Antonio Francis (left); Gilbert G. Campbell III, the duo behind Volt Energy. (Photo: Courtesy of Volt Energy Inc.)

Simon Antonio Francis (left); Gilbert G. Campbell III, the duo behind Volt Energy. (Photo: Courtesy of Volt Energy Inc.)

Chances are, you probably don’t know that one of the best environmental voting records on Capitol Hill belongs to the Congressional Black Caucus. Our African-American leaders in Washington, D.C. — like CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) — have consistently served as some of the fiercest champions protecting America’s clean air and water. They’ve also advocated for creating the kind of jobs that help, not harm, public health. 

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Huffington Post - Thinking Outside Our Economic Box: How Transit Investments Can Get U.S. Manufacturing Moving Again

Written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, Washington Office Chief of Green For All

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

As our nation pauses to observe Labor Day this week, you have to wonder what the future holds for American workers. Rising income inequality, a dwindling middle class, the growth of low-wage jobs without benefits, and unemployment rates that remain uncomfortably high should make us wonder whether we've allowed the American Dream to become a mythic fairy tale. 

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BET - Commentary: We Should Add Climate Change to the Civil Rights Agenda

Environmental issues should be a part of the next wave of the movement. Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

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

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This week, tens of thousands of people from across America are streaming into the nation’s capital to observe the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington — and Green for All will be among them. 

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Triple Pundit - What is Climate Justice?

Written by Jan Lee, Independent Journalist

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

For the residents of the small Alaskan town of Kivalina, the battle for climate justice is regular a way of life. 

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Huffington Post - Refocusing the Debate in Congress on Climate Change

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

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

Nobody wants climate change to be real. It's scary. It's hard. We would all much rather it wasn't happening. But denial is a costly proposition. Just ask the insurance industry. 

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AtlantaBlackStar - Attack on Food Assistance is an Attack on Our Kids

Written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, Washington Office Chief of Green For All

Cross-posted on AtlantaBlackStar, World Swagg and REASNY.

Despite America’s wealth, many in our nation go hungry each day. A staggering 16 million children in this country live in homes where food isn’t a sure thing. Among African-American kids, the statistics are much worse. Nearly one-third don’t know where their next meal will come from—or if there will be a meal at all. 

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