Pages tagged "media press clips"


Want to tackle climate change and fight poverty? Protect job training.

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

Portland resident Sary Dobhran never thought she would end up on welfare. But when she was four months pregnant, her son's father passed away, leaving her on her own to support a small child in the worst economy since the Great Depression. 

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5 Ways to Be Green in 2013

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All
Crossposted on The Huffington Post. Read the original post here.

As we launch into 2013, we face some daunting challenges. We've had a frightening glimpse at the havoc global warming threatens to bring -- from floods and drought to wildfires and super storms. And our most vulnerable folks continue to be hit hardest and hit first. Meanwhile, big polluters are fighting more viciously than ever to block our march forward into a clean energy future. 

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Wind Tax Credits Breathe New Life into our Economy

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

As we launch into this new year, one of the best pieces of news I've heard was the decision by Congress last week to extend important tax credits to one of America's most promising industries: Wind power. 

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Driving Equitable Employment Outcomes through Cross-Sector Collaboration

Written by Jeremy Hays
Chief Strategist for State and Local Initiatives, Green For All

Cross-posted on Living Cities. Read original post here.

At Green For All, our work is all about helping the green economy grow. But we also want it to grow right. Our vision is for a world with cleaner air and water, but also greater equity and shared prosperity. We want to make sure that emerging green industries and programs don’t just create jobs—we want them to create good jobs and pathways out of poverty. 

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In the Face of Threats to our Health and Safety, We Don't Have Time for Political Sideshows

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
Co-authors: 
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Phil Radford, Executive Director, Greenpeace

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

It's not an easy time in America. The problems we face are daunting and disturbing--from gun violence to poverty, joblessness, and climate change. In times like this, we want to be able to lean on our leaders. We want to trust that we can look to them for solutions, and guidance. We count on them to set aside politics and work diligently to protect us, the way President Obama and Governor Christie did in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

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Soot Safeguards Will Keep Us Healthy, Save Millions in Health Costs

Written by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All
Cross-posted on Huffington Post. Read original post here.

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On December 14, the White House is expected to release updated safeguards for soot and other fine particulate matter, requiring coal plants to cut back the amount of soot pollution they pump into our air. The regulations are modest, but would go a long way in making our communities healthier and safe. 

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Weathering the Storm, Together

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

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

Of all the lessons from Hurricane Sandy, there is one that lingers in my mind. In the face of the disaster, neighborhoods with strong local networks were able to help each other, respond better, and bounce back more quickly. In some cases, people waited in vain for help from federal agencies and national relief groups -- but found food, shelter, and aid from local networks, like the "Occupy Sandy" effort, led by more than 2,000 local volunteers. The communities that fared best were the ones that had built-in resilience long before the storm struck. 

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In Indianapolis, Green Economy Takes Root

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

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

Once considered one of the most conservative cities in the country, and known largely for its industrial manufacturing history, Indianapolis may seem like an unlikely leader in the movement to create more vibrant, healthy, equitable communities. 

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In the Face of Climate Change, Infrastructure Is More Important Than Ever

Written by: Jeremy Hays, Chief Strategist for State and Local Initiatives

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

As Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic Coast, destroying homes and wreaking havoc, one city -- Stamford, Conn. -- sat snug and safe behind a 17-foot high barrier that kept massive waves out. The sea gate, built in 1969, prevented an estimated $25 million in damage and loss for the city's 125,000 residents. 

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To end the fiscal showdown, tax carbon

Written by Van Jones and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins.

Crossposted from CNN.com. Read the original op-ed here.

At his official post-election press conference, President Obama told reporters that he's serious about fighting climate change while creating jobs. "We can shape an agenda that says we can create jobs, advance growth and make a serious dent in climate change and be an international leader," he said, "I think that's something that the American people would support." 

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