Pages tagged "I am the Green Economy"


La Bella Vida

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Escrito Por Maritza Martínez, Traducido por Marta Donayre

Disponible en ingles. Available in English.

Se habla mucho sobre la resiliencia de la comunidad, ¿Pero qué quiere decir eso en realidad? ¿Cómo podemos asegurarnos que nuestras comunidades están preparadas para sobrevivir –no solo en cara de los desastres causados por el cambio climático, pero durante las bajas de la economía, o cualquier otra cosa que aparezca? 

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The Beautiful Life

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By Maritza Martinez

Disponible en español. Available in Spanish.

There’s a lot of talk about community resilience, but what does it really mean?  How can we make sure our communities are ready to survive—not only in the face of disasters wrought by climate change, but during economic downturns and whatever else may come our way? 

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Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Communities

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By Maritza Martinez After spending four months in Southeast Asia, Dana Frasz returned to the U.S., a country where more than one in five children don’t know where their next meal will come from. Yet she watched as institutions from colleges to restaurants to farms throw perfectly good food into our landfills. It was a jarring contrast after seeing so much poverty and hunger overseas. Seeing leftover food poured into the trash in her college dining hall sparked Frasz into action. 

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Diana Terán: Yo SOY la economía verde

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Escrito por Kaori Tsukada, Traducido por Marta Donayre

El hijo de Diana tenía cuatro años cuando comenzó a tener fuertes migrañas, eczema, y mala salud. Durante cinco años los doctores batallaron para diagnosticar y tratar su condición, y descubrieron que era debida a una sensibilidad extrema a preservativos y aditivos en su comida.

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Diana Teran: I AM the green economy

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Disponible en español. Available in Spanish.

La Tauna Tortillas
Tucson, Arizona

Written by: Kaori Tsukada

Photo credit:
Tim Fuller, photographer
www.timfuller.com

Diana’s son was four years old when he started to suffer from severe migraines, eczema, and poor health. For five years, doctors struggled to diagnose and treat his condition, which they finally found was due to extreme sensitivity to preservatives and additives in his food. 

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I Am the Green Economy: Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth

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In Howard County, Maryland, the READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) program is changing lives while keeping local water clean and healthy. The organization works to create good green jobs for youth while reducing stormwater runoff and improving watershed health. READY trains young adults in the design and installation of green stormwater systems. Crew members install rain gardens on institutional properties including schools, congregational grounds, and large properties held by non-profit organizations. 

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Coming Alive for Our People and Our Planet

By Maritza Martinez

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When Green For All Fellow Ashara Ekundayo moved to the Bay Area from Denver in 2010, she brought her passion for creative place-making, a track record of community organizing, and an expertise in execution. Three years later, she is serving as a catalyst and connector through her work as Co-Founder and Director of External Affairs at Hub Oakland

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I Am the Green Economy: Generation Water

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When Generation Water’s CEO Marcus Castain started the organization, his goal was to develop the next generation of leaders for the green economy who can combine technical best practices and business skills to solve complex sustainability challenges.  Five years later, Generation Water has employed and trained more than 250 youth and adults, installed 125 rain gardens, and conducted over 240 water audits and irrigation surveys for clients in the Los Angeles area including the Department of Water, Los Angeles Unified School District, the Metropolitan Water District, and the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, among others. 

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Transforming the World, One Cup of Juice at a Time

Written by Maritza Martinez, Fellowship Program Manager

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Last year, all eyes were on Occupy Oakland as protestors exposed economic injustice and challenged the status quo across the country.  Though the issues they brought to light are still relevant, they are no longer in the global spotlight. But the movement has continued in many ways and the inspiration it provided lives on in the work of many around the world. 

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Young eco-entrepreneurs solve water problems with rain barrels

Written by: Maritza Martinez, Fellowship Program Manager

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In many communities around the world, people are struggling for basic access to clean water. Here in the United States, many of us see water as an unlimited resource that we take for granted. But the truth is that much of our country’s water infrastructure is decaying, including in places like Indianapolis, where both unemployment and sewage overflow plague communities. But today, intergenerational entrepreneurship is creating solutions to both problems.  

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