Green For All Fellows

The Green For All Fellowship and Academy Program aims to expand, educate and engage a base of support for climate solutions and a clean-energy economy in America by identifying and cultivating local leaders from communities of color and low-income communities across the nation.  Green For All partners with Fellows to develop and apply their skills and resources to build innovative, community-generated solutions and organize for change in their cities. Green For All Fellows are on-the-ground leaders in the movement to create an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

Over 130 Green For All Fellows are pioneering new and effective strategies for engaging low-income communities of color in building healthy communities and climate solutions. They work in more than 74 cities in 28 states (plus the District of Columbia). Once Fellow Candidates complete the Green For All Academy (including an intensive training and nine-month term of service in their own communities), they join an active network of Green For All Fellows.

Atlanta, GA - Richard D. Merritt is a senior at Morehouse College majoring in International Studies. He is a strong leader on environmental issues at Morehouse, and devotes much of his time to the recently developed urban ecological project Let's Raise a Million. This student-led, policy-driven and community-centered initiative connects...
Orlando, FL - Roberto Gil Cancel Comas was born in Tallahassee Florida after his parents emigrated from Puerto Rico in pursuit of higher education. At 21 he received his Bachelor’s of Science with a double major in Anthropology and International Affairs, after which he moved to China to live, travel,...
New Orleans, LA - Rob Harman is a college student currently at Loyola University. Originally from upstate New York, he now calls New Orleans home, and probably will for the better part of his life. Growing up poor, he developed a passion for finding ways for struggling communities to fight...
Detroit, MI - Roshani Dantas is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master’s degree in Toxicology. Her work focuses on health and policy disparities in Environmental Health for environmental justice communities. Roshani worked on environmental policy issues in Lansing for two years with the focus of increasing...
Boone, NC – Sandra Diaz is a Campaign Coordinator for Appalachian Voices. She started her career in environmental advocacy as a grassroots organizer in Florida for organizations such as Humane Society of the United States, League of Conservation Voters and the Alaska Coalition. She then moved to Boone in 2007...
Detroit, MI - Sandra grew up in Southeast Michigan, then earned her SB and Masters in City Planning from MIT and taught high school for one year in Mexico before returning to the area to join Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice as the Build Up Detroit Program Manager. Her first...
Miami, FL - Sandra moved to the United States from Lima, Peru in October of 2002. Back at home, she volunteered for Amnesty International and taught pre-k orphans victims of terrorism. She begun her post-secondary education studying History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and completed her B.A at...
Minneapolis, MN - Sasha’s exposure to issues of environmental equity and racial justice began at an extremely young age as she spent most of her early life immersed in both the American Indian Movement and the growing environmental justice movement. She grew up deeply concerned about issues such as nuclear...
From the rainforest farm life of Guatemala to the tough inner city streets of south central Los Angeles, Selim brings a diverse practical life experience to the public service forum. Selim is a social entrepreneur, educator, and community builder who recognizes the power of cooperation and team action. He has...
Milwaukee, WI - Shahn Hayes is the Communication Director for the WI League of Young Voters/Campaign Against Violence. Our mission is to educate and organize young adults to take a proactive stance against violence and encouraging them to be engaged in the voting process. We encourage people to become leaders...