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Climate Action Plan Anniversary: Green For All Praises Nationwide Climate Efforts

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Climate Action Plan Anniversary: Green For All Praises Nationwide Climate Efforts Actions help fortify communities most vulnerable to climate change disasters

WASHINGTON – One year ago today, President Obama unveiled a plan for combatting climate change. Since then, the country took many steps to protect communities from the health, economic and environmental impacts of climate change.

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Carbon Safeguards a Win for Communities of Color, Low-income Americans

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Obama Administration Proposed Limits on Climate Pollution from Existing Coal Plants Carbon Safeguards a Win for Communities of Color, Low-income Americans

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Green For All Applauds “My Brother’s Keeper” Report, Calls on Americans to Become Mentors for Young Men of Color

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the “My Brother’s Keeper” Task Force released a report detailing their initial recommendations to President Obama on how to help young men of color overcome barriers to opportunity and achievement. The President also called on Americans to become long-term mentors at WH.gov/mybrotherskeeper.

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Earth Day 2014: Green For All Pauses to Reflect, Prepare & Celebrate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 1970, the world celebrated its first Earth Day. Now, more than forty years later, Green For All is taking this time to reflect on the current climate, prepare our communities to thrive in the face of climate change, and celebrate our green energy leaders.

Statement of Green For All Executive Director Nikki Silvestri

“This Earth Day, we’re pausing to reflect, prepare and celebrate. When we look around, we can’t deny that the problems facing our planet are daunting. Big polluters are still getting away with poisoning our air and water. Worldwide, we’re seeing a spike in storms, drought, and disasters—and poor folks and communities of color continue to get hit first and worst by climate change.

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Green For All Applauds President Obama’s Efforts to Increase Opportunities and Improve the Livelihood of Young Men of Color

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to yesterday’s announcement of “My Brother’s Keeper,” President Obama’s new initiative to help young men of color overcome barriers to opportunity and achievement, Green for All Executive Director Nikki Silvestri issued the following statement:

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Green for All Applauds Obama’s Climate Resilience Fund

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Calls for Measures to Further Fortify Communities of Color

WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama unveiled new actions the Administration is taking in response to the crippling drought out west as well as proposed a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” to prepare communities for the environmental disasters ahead.

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The Hunger Games Continue: Farm Bill Brings Drastic Food Stamp Cuts, Limited Improvements to Fix Broken Food System

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February 4, 2014

Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
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WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed the long-awaited 2014 Farm Bill, which issued a devastating $8.5 billion cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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State of the Union: Green For All Applauds President’s Vision of ‘Opportunity for All’

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Climate Efforts Offer a Powerful Tool to Create Jobs, Economic Stability for Vulnerable Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his State of the Union address this evening, President Obama laid out an inspiring vision and shared his clear commitment to creating “opportunity for all” with initiatives that will expand the middle class and help put more Americans back to work. The President’s proposals to increase the federal minimum wage and expand opportunities in clean energy are great steps in helping close the nation’s growing economic divide. Most importantly, the president recognized that “the best measure of opportunity is access to a good job.”

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The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 Would Build Community Resilience, Create Green Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Green For All praises Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Edwards (D-MD) for introducing the Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013. 

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President Obama’s Executive Order on Climate Resilience is Step in Right Direction in Fortifying Vulnerable Communities

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
press@gfa.fchq.ca
202-828-0940

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signed an executive order that will help make America more climate resilient by requiring federally-funded projects to consider climate change. Additionally, President Obama announced the creation of a task force of state and local leaders that will advise the federal government on resiliency efforts. 

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