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.

Las Vegas, NV - Marco Rauda was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. He immigrated to Southern California in 1988. In 1995, Marco moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Marco has been a local Las Vegas activist the past few years working on immigration and civic engagement issues in the Hispanic...
Atlanta, GA - Marcus Penny, a native Californian, is currently studying Psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Recently Marcus has become active with several different local, national, and international initiatives involving the promotion of sustainable living and environmental justice. These initiatives have helped to lay the foundation upon which...
Washington, D.C. - Maria Washington has worked for environmental groups such as Beyond Pesticides (founded as the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides), Greenpeace, and the United Church of Christ’s Environmental Justice Ministry. Ms. Washington earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science for the University of the...
Omaha, NE - Mark Welsch was raised on a farm in southeastern Nebraska where he learned about environmental and economic problems first hand. His father was politically aware and active, teaching him the importance of caring and working for things that he cares about. In the past six years Mark...
Fayetteville, AR - Matthew Petty is an entrepreneur, blogger, and political activist from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Matthew's current projects include the integration of social media and government and building a grassroots campaign for green jobs in Arkansas. Matthew is the founder of the Social Sustenance Organization, a social enterprise helping progressive...
Atlanta, GA - McNair Wagner graduated in the Spring of 2008 from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Marketing. While at Georgia State University McNair co-founded the student environmental group Sustainable Energy Tribe, the Atlanta Student environmental group Metro Atlanta Students For Sustainability and the environmental marketing company Earth...
Atlanta, GA - Meagan M. Mullens, alumna of Spelman College and an aspiring lawyer, founded Green Complex, a non-profit organization focused on ensuring the prosperity of minority communities in South Florida. Through various initiatives, programs, and community partnerships Green Complex encourages participation and supports development in the following areas: Outdoor Recreation,...
Dallas, TX - Meamya Christi is a mother, student, teacher, visionary, and entrepreneur who has a sincere passion for healing and inspiring women and inner city communities. She is currently developing unique programs to bring awareness and consciousness to inner city women and communities. Her programs will be the first...
Kansas City, KS - Michael Hutchingson is a graduate of the Alpha Class at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science in Kansas City, Kansas. He became interested in environmental issues when he began to notice the seasons and traditional weather patterns changing. When the economics of fuel began to govern...
Berkeley Springs, WV - Mike McKechnie owns Mountain View Solar & Wind, a renewable energy company located in historic Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Mike is passionate about bringing solar to Southern WV using an on-the-job training model that he has proven in the Eastern Panhandle of WV – he utilizes...