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The Storm We Can't Ignore

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

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

Lately it seems like no one wants to talk about global warming. The issue has received so little attention from our political candidates during this election cycle that you'd think the problem had evaporated. That is until this week when Hurricane Sandy hit, flattening coastal neighborhoods, leaving millions of Americans without power and forcing dozens of others to face the worst loss of all as their loved ones were swept away. 

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Group Pushes Green Water Infrastructure. Annual conference promotes sustainable urban water programs

Crossposted from the Cincinnati City Beat. Read the original blog post here.

Ohioans might not give it much thought outside of paying the water bill, but better water infrastructure can make cities more efficient, healthier and cleaner. That’s why Green For All, a group that promotes clean energy initiatives, is now focusing on cleaner, greener water infrastructure. 

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Binders Full of Green Jobs

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

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

We've heard a lot in the past week about equal pay for women. It's an issue that's real, and it's important -- not just to the women whose paychecks are 23 percent smaller than their male counterparts -- but to the households they support. When you shortchange women, you're shortchanging two-thirds of American families who rely on women as providers and breadwinners. 

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Pittsburgh's New Green Renaissance

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

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

The city of Pittsburgh, at one time, was so choked by coal pollution that Boston writer James Parton dubbed it "hell with the lid off." A series of vintage photos recently published in The Atlantic show city streets so dim with smog that you'd think a massive fire was smoldering nearby. 

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The War on Green Jobs Hurts Us All

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

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

It's hard to imagine why anyone in this country would fail to get behind a sector like clean energy, which is putting Americans to work while keeping our air and water healthy. It's even harder to understand why they would actively try to destroy it. Yet that's exactly what's going on. 

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Want Jobs? Fix America's Water Crisis

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

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

First, the bad news. America is quickly sinking into a water crisis that threatens our health, our economy, and our environment. 

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Back to the Future: Romney's Energy Plan Is a Giant Step Back

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

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

America is in a tough place right now. In a recent poll, nearly half of voters said they think our country's best days are behind us. It's understandable, then, that many of us may be looking back and longing for the past, when life seemed a little bit easier. 

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Chevron: The Toxic Threat Next Door

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

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

When the fire broke out at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California last week, this is what families living nearby--including some of our own staff at Green For All--experienced: Their windows rattled and their houses shook. Some of them watched fiery explosions and plumes of dark smoke pour from the refinery. Others just heard the frightening wail of the city's emergency sirens. They gathered up their children and pets, covered their mouths and noses, and scrambled to seal their doors and windows. 

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What We Can Learn From Portland

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

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

It seems like all we hear these days is bad news -- rising poverty, increasing violence, unprecedented weather disasters -- the list goes on. But there's another story out there, one we don't hear enough about. It's the story of a transformation that's quietly unfolding as the green economy takes root in neighborhoods and cities across America. Cities like Portland, Oregon. 

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Our Big Chance to Get America on its Feet

Jack and Jill Politics
Read the post here.By Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
When the Department of Labor’s latest jobs numbers come out on Friday, there’s one thing we can be certain of, regardless of whether unemployment is up or down: We still need more jobs. 
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