Authors: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
I'm thrilled to announce Green the Block, a new campaign from Green For All and the Hip Hop Caucus.
Green the Block will engage and mobilize low-income communities and communities of color to participate in the benefits of the clean-energy economy.
To successfully combat poverty and pollution, we need a vibrant, popular movement for change. We need a clean energy economy rooted in the values of shared prosperity and opportunity for all. That's what Green the Block is all about.
This morning, we unveiled the campaign at the White House with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson. See photos from the event here and read our press release here.
Green the Block's first milestone will be on the National Day of Service - September 11th - when we will organize Green the Block service events around the country in coordination with the President's initiative, United We Serve.
Learn more and register an event for September 11th: www.GreenTheBlock.net.
Green the Block is a call to action. A call to service. A call to get involved and reclaim our future.
Please join us.
Chief Executive Officer
Green For All