Pages tagged "climate change"


Climate Justice Now: Community Forum Brings New Vision to Climate Discussion

Rep. Keith Ellison & Environmental Leaders Connect Climate Action to Economic Prosperity for Minnesota’s Communities of Color

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Today, environmental champions brought a new perspective to the climate conversation during Green For All (GFA) and Sierra Club Environmental Justice campaign’s Climate Justice Now: Community Forum.

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National Climate Assessment Finds What We Know to Be True – Climate Change is Real

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the White House will release the third National Climate Assessment (NCA), a federal analysis that documents the damage climate change is causing to communities and businesses across the country as well as ways to mitigate or adapt to it. The assessment is expected to guide President Obama's environmental agenda.

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Preparing DC Communities of Color for Climate Disasters

Green For All Highlights Resiliency Strategies at Earth Day Event

WASHINGTON, D.C.— This Earth Day, Green For All’s new Executive Director Nikki Silvestri is revealing strategies that will help communities of color thrive in the face of climate change, strengthening their ability to leap forward economically and environmentally.

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Why College Students Should Care about Climate—and What We Can Do to Help

Written by Makaila Frisina, Green For All Communications Intern

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The four words that I’ve heard grumble from my dad’s mouth and mine the most this summer break have been, “It is so hot!” It’s not just us; it really is getting warmer every year. Last year was the hottest year on record in the United States. Record-breaking temperatures aren’t the only climate change events that we’re witnessing. Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and carbon pollution have contributed to a decline in public health and the health of our planet. 

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Green for All Applauds Obama’s Climate Commitment and Calls for Measures to Address the Vulnerabilities of Low-Income Americans and Communities of Color

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Contact: Alyssa Cocchi
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WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama unveiled his plan for combatting climate change by lowering carbon pollution, making communities more resilient, and improving energy efficiency. While the President’s plan will have lasting benefits for all Americans, Green for All seeks to bring attention to the specific need for climate action that addresses the unique vulnerability of low-income Americans and communities of color.

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Huffington Post - Clean Air, Safe Communities, and Good Jobs? It’s Ours If We Want It.

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

Crossposted on Huffington Post. Read the original post here.

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Throughout history, nearly all of the progress we’ve made toward a more just and peaceful world has started with seeds of discomfort with the status quo, and the growing sense that a better way is possible.  That feeling is what gave birth to bold, audacious visions that have fueled our greatest gains over the past century—from child labor laws to the Civil Rights Movement. 

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The Root - How Climate Change Affects People of Color - Your Take: Blacks face health consequences as a result of pollution. We need to demand change now.

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

Cross-posted on The Root. Read original post here.

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We need to boost investment in clean energy. Wind, solar and energy-efficiency upgrades enable us to power our homes and businesses without contributing to climate change or poisoning our air and water. And these industries create good, healthy American jobs that can't be shipped overseas. A single 250-megawatt wind farm puts 1,000 people to work.

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Forward on Climate and Forward in our Communities

Written by Ursula Ible, Green For All Ambassador

FAMU College Ambassador Ursula Ible: Front right

This past weekend, February 17, 2013, I joined the “Forward on Climate” rally at the National Mall in Washington DC. Organized and supported by organizations including the Green For All, Sierra Club, 350.org, and the Hip Hop Caucus, the rally involved over 40,000 demonstrators, including families, youth leaders, organizers, and a multitude of local and national orgs and groups. There were many guest speakers, including Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Van Jones, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, and Bill Mckibben. 

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Why People of Color Should Care about the Keystone Pipeline

Written by: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All
Crossposted on Daily Kos. Read the original post here.

Disponible en español. Available in Spanish.

Superstorms. Devastating drought. Out-of-control wildfires. Record-breaking temperatures. There’s no doubt about it: climate change has become impossible to ignore. And while it’s encouraging to see more and more Americans join the call for bold action on climate, there’s one issue that we still hear far too little about: the impact of global warming on low-income communities and people of color. 

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Porqué las Personas de Color Deben Preocuparse Sobre el Oleoducto Keystone

Escrito por: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Directora Ejecutiva de Green For All

Traducido por Marta Donayre También
publicado en ingles en el Daily Kos. Lea el original aquí.

Súper tormentas. Sequías devastadoras. Incendios forestales descontrolados. Temperaturas récord. No hay duda alguna, el cambio climático se ha vuelto imposible de ignorar. Y mientras que es alentador el ver a más y más americanos unirse al llamado de acción valerosa sobre el clima, hay un asunto del cual aún oímos muy poco al respecto: el impacto del calentamiento global en comunidades de bajos ingresos y personas de color.

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