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Huffington Post - National Lunch Walk Challenge Helps Create Healthier Communities

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

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

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The heart of Appalachia's coal country might not be the first place you'd expect to see cutting edge public health initiatives -- it's one of the least healthy regions in America. But a group of residents is determined to change that. In Williamson, West Virginia, neighbors are coming together to promote healthy living through an exciting new community fitness program: the Lunch Walk Challenge

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MadameNoire - Green For All, League Of Young Voters Education, Celebs Partner To Discuss Eco-Issues For Communities Of Color

Written by Ann Brown
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Green For All and the League of Young Voters Education Fund had a special #EarthDayLive livestream to show how food justice, energy efficiency, clean air, and water issues affect communities of color and how young leaders are developing solutions to address these issues. The broadcast brought to life the need to pursue green initiatives and how many inner cities communities must act now. 

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Black America Web - Green For All: Bringing Big Change to Communities of Color

Written by Cherie S. White, Black America Web

Cross-posted on Black America Web. Read original post here.

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There’s a movement going on, one that will literally change the world for the better. And Green For All, a nationwide organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all Americans through building a clean energy economy, is a leader in this effort. 

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LatinaLista - Earth Day 2013 should serve as the beginning of an environmental panic attack

Cross-posted on LatinaLista. Read original post here.

Earth Day 2013 should have been more than just a “celebration” of the planet or even a further raising of awareness of the consequences of climate change. Earth Day 2013 should have served as the beginning of a panic attack among global communities that the future of the planet is not just extremely fragile but imminently life-altering for all inhabitants. 

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Daily Kos - Don’t Believe the Hype: Dirty Pipeline Won’t Rebuild America, Investing in Infrastructure Will

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

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

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If there were any lingering doubts about just how destructive and dangerous the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would be, the oil spills we’ve seen in Arkansas, Texas, and Canada in recent weeks should lay them to rest. 

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Daily Kos - Unlikely Allies: Greens Join Coal Miners in ‘Patriot’ Coal Fight

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All;
Cecil Roberts, President of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA);
Van Jones, President of Rebuild the Dream and a CNN contributor
Cross-posted on Daily Kos. Read original post here.

You don’t often read headlines about environmentalists joining forces with coal miners. Environmentalists want to shut down coal plants that pollute our air and water, while miners understandably fight to keep and defend the jobs that the coal industry provides.  Between these two forces, there sometimes appears to be little common ground. 

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BET - How It Helps America for Blacks to Go Green

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

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

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From campus leaders to hip hop stars and young entrepreneurs, people of color are leading the way to protect the planet. Drake. Wiz Khalifa. Ludacris. Common. Cee Lo. The Black Eyed Peas. Actor Lamman Rucker—some of the most recognizable talents in the Black community share a commitment to protecting the planet. 

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Storm Water Solutions - Reports Explore Green Infrastructure Operations, Maintenance

Cross-posted on Storm Water Solutions. Read original post here.

Without proper maintenance, any type of infrastructure can lose functionality and ultimately fail. As more communities move towards adopting green infrastructure as a cost-effective approach to manage polluted runoff, it is critical that local governments address barriers to operations and maintenance. Despite the benefits of green infrastructure, operations and maintenance has been repeatedly raised as a technical barrier to adoption of green infrastructure and remains a concern for many local governments in the Chesapeake Bay region and across the country. 

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Energy World - Solar Energy For and By the People: Mosaic Gets $100M Approval for California Investments

Written by Billy Parish Cross-posted on Renewable Energy World.com. Read original post here.

How do we get to 100 percent clean energy? At Mosaic, we believe the fastest way is to allow more people to participate in building the clean energy economy.

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Huffington Post - A Budget That Gets America Working Again

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

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

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Budget. Congress. Hope. Now, those are three words that you don't often see together. With all of the political drama around our nation's economy, it's easy to forget that the federal budget process offers a tremendous opportunity, not just a tremendous headache. Our leaders in Congress have a chance right now to help ease our nation's most pressing struggles -- from the declining middle class to the rising threat of climate change. And some of them are working to do just that. 

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