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Huffington Post - Stripping Food Assistance From Farm Bill Undercuts Basic American Values

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

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

America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the number of people who go hungry each day. A staggering 16 million kids in this country live in homes where food 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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Loop21 - WATCH: New Music Video Dedicated to Natural Disaster Survivors

Written by ROCIO TURCIOS, Loop21 Editor, Staff, Administrator

Cross-posted on Loop21. Read original post here.

… A new music video by a Pennsylvania artist named Gallo, is dedicated to survivors of recent disasters like the tornado in Oklahoma, Superstorm Sandy, and the wildfires in California and Colorado. The video was released by Green for All, an organization aiming to build a green economy while lifting citizens out of poverty. 

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BET - Commentary: Honoring the Resilience of Survivors of Disaster Hip hop artist Gallo’s song “Ima Push” is about bouncing back.

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

Cross-posted on Read original post here.

It has been heartbreaking to watch the news lately. Across Oklahoma, families are still struggling to pull their lives back together after tornadoes ripped through their towns. Dozens of others are coping with the greatest loss of all — their loved ones. Meanwhile, some folks on the Atlantic coast are continuing to recover from Superstorm Sandy. Others in California and Colorado are facing the aftermath of out-of-control wildfires. No one should have to face that kind of devastation. We’ve just seen too many disasters. 

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Chicago Sun-Times - How the CTA can create city jobs

Written by Naomi Davis, President and Founder of BIG: Blacks in Green and a fellow at Green For All

Cross-posted on Chicago Sun-Times. Read original post here.

Chicago has a huge opportunity, right now, to tackle the problem of unemployment, especially among African Americans. 

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Huffington Post - Green Infrastructure and the Path to Recovery

Written by Aaron Bartley Co-founder, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo)

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

The Blue Economy is particularly ascendant in older industrial cities along the Great Lakes, where miles of formerly industrialized waterfront are being returned to recreational access and large investments in combating combined sewer overflow (CSO), which results when storm water overwhelms antiquated sewer systems, have begun to improve water quality. In many cities, CSO-related investment was initially prompted by EPA enforcement actions related to the Clean Water Act. From Milwaukee to Buffalo, Blue Economy movement leaders are making the case for ensuring that the greatest freshwater resource in the world is restored as a public good for generations to come. 

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Politic365 – President Obama’s Climate Action Plan-Taking Action for Kids

Written by Charlyn Stanberry, Politic365 Intern

Originally posted on Politic365. Read original post here.

For the past couple of months, we’ve seen our fair share of natural disasters from Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey to the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. Climate change is real and more evident than it’s ever been before. During his last State of the Union address, President Obama promised to act and this week he unveiled his action plan. 

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MadameNoire - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Confirmed as New Transportation Secretary

Written by Ann Brown, Madame Noire

Cross-posted on Madame Noire. Read original post here.

...The government is also in the midst of replacing the nation’s air traffic control system, shifting to a system based on satellite technology instead of the current radar technology.  These are just some of the problems waiting for Foxx.  But most are optimistic about his confirmation, including anti-poverty/environmental  organization Green For All, which was founded by another for Obama appointment (albeit a controversial one), Van Jones who was Special Advisor for Green Jobs. 

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Obama's Climate Plan Must Build for Tomorrow, Address the Needs of Vulnerable Communities Today

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

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

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Today, President Obama unveiled a nuts-and-bolts plan to respond to climate change. The plan is very good news. In the months since the president's State of the Union promise to act on climate, we've seen more and more Americans devastated by tornadoes, wildfires, and disasters. If the need for decisive action wasn't crystal clear then, it is now. 

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Grist - Ask Umbra: Which college major will lead to a green job?

Written by Umbra Fisk is Grist Research Associate II, Hardcover and Periodicals Unit, floors 2B-4B.

Cross-posted on Grist. Read original post here.

Q: Dear Umbra, My son is in college and cannot decide which degree to get. He is interested in environmental issues and currently is enrolled with the degree of Civil Engineering. He just isn’t sure if that’s the “job” he wants. He expressed an interest in Construction Management so he can get into green building. Are there any degrees that are better than others that will lead to employment opportunities and are environmentally based?

Boise, Idaho 

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Pocono Record - Gilbert rapper's eco-friendly video wins song contest

Written by Camilo H. Smith, Pocono Record Writer

Cross-posted on Pocono Record. Read original post here.

A struggling rapper from Gilbert recently won a national song competition for keeping it positive. The underlying theme of the song called "Ima Push" is one of concern for the environment, global warming and green-friendly thinking. Call it environmentally friendly rap. 

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