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Clean Technica - 110,000 Clean Energy, Clean Transport Jobs Announced In The US In 2012

Cross-posted on Clean Technica. Read original post here.

Some 110,000 new jobs could result from the more than 300 clean energy and clean transportation projects announced in the US in 2012, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), “a national community of individual business leaders who advocate for good environmental policy while building economic prosperity.” 

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Huffington Post - Clean Air, Safe Communities, and Good Jobs? It’s Ours If We Want It.

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

Crossposted on Huffington Post. Read the original post here.

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Throughout history, nearly all of the progress we’ve made toward a more just and peaceful world has started with seeds of discomfort with the status quo, and the growing sense that a better way is possible.  That feeling is what gave birth to bold, audacious visions that have fueled our greatest gains over the past century—from child labor laws to the Civil Rights Movement. 

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The Root - How Climate Change Affects People of Color - Your Take: Blacks face health consequences as a result of pollution. We need to demand change now.

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

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

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We need to boost investment in clean energy. Wind, solar and energy-efficiency upgrades enable us to power our homes and businesses without contributing to climate change or poisoning our air and water. And these industries create good, healthy American jobs that can't be shipped overseas. A single 250-megawatt wind farm puts 1,000 people to work.

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Black PR Wire - Thousands of Americans Rallied in Washington D.C. to Demand, “Forward on the Climate Crisis”

Written by Korbin Miles, Florida A&M University
Cross-posted on Black PR Wire.

....."Grassroots environmental organizations from all over America organized students to be in D.C. to take action." 

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Huffington Post - The Dream Reborn: A Sound for our Movement

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

Crossposted on The Huffington Post.  Read the original post here.

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hroughout history, music has played a key role in helping inspire and breathe fire into efforts to combat injustice and create a better world. And it was never more important, or more memorable, than during the Civil Rights Movement. 

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The Desert Sun – Check out who's pushing for change

Written by K Kaufmann

Originally posted on Desert Sun

...Conventional wisdom would place climate change and clean energy as issues outside the mainstream, the realm of tree huggers and the liberal white middle classes, stereotypical labels in and of themselves. But — even allowing for well-orchestrated spin — concerns and support for action on climate change have spread to a much more broad-based and diverse constituency. 

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Why People of Color Should Care about the Keystone Pipeline

Written by: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All
Crossposted on Daily Kos. Read the original post here.

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Superstorms. Devastating drought. Out-of-control wildfires. Record-breaking temperatures. There’s no doubt about it: climate change has become impossible to ignore. And while it’s encouraging to see more and more Americans join the call for bold action on climate, there’s one issue that we still hear far too little about: the impact of global warming on low-income communities and people of color. 

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Tons of Californians arrested at White House climate change protest

Posted by Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
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Shortly before 1 p.m. West Coast time Wednesday, 48 environmental activists— including a ton of Bay Area residents including San Franciscans like Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune and Adam Werbach, St. Mary’s College professor Brenda Hillman and her husband UC-Berkeley professor and former poet laureate Bob Haas — were arrested after chaining themselves to a fence outside the White House to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

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The other big issue Latinos are waiting to hear in Obama’s State of the Union

Written by: Latina Lista
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The recent public declarations of support for the DREAM Act and increased talk about immigration reform among Republican politicians has solidified Obama’s promise that he and Congress will address the issue sooner than later. 

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Greenwire - CLIMATE: Group urges Obama to spotlight warming's impacts on minorities, the poor

Written by: Allison Winter, E&E Reporter
Originally posted on Greenwire, an E&E Publishing Service

An environmental group focused on improving life in minority communities is asking President Obama to use his State of the Union speech tonight to point to climate change's outsized effects on the poor and minorities. 

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