Green For All, League Of Young Voters Education, Celebs Partner To Discuss Eco-Issues For Communities Of Color
An Earth Day postmortem–
Green For All and the League of Young Voters Education Fund had a special #EarthDayLive livestream to show how food justice, energy efficiency, clean air, and water issues affect communities of color and how young leaders are developing solutions to address these issues. The broadcast brought to life the need to pursue green initiatives and how many inner cities communities must act now.
The crusade is an ongoing one, and you can click on the League of Young Voters UStream page to watch video clips of different eco-friendly initiatives and programs. The groups turned to the likes of Common, Drake, Anthony Mackie, Wyclef Jean, Will.i.am and Wiz Khalifa to put the environmental situation into context, so that viewers can understand how a green environment will benefit them and their communities.
“We are seeing a greater need to expand, educate and engage a base of support for climate solutions and a clean-energy economy in America,” said Green For All’s Director Of Education & Outreach, Julian Mocine-McQueen, in a press statement.
“Going green not only helps the environment but can also create jobs, especially needed in communities of color. According to Green For All, green jobs are especially beneficial for poor communities because they pay well — roughly 13 percent higher than the median U.S. wage. And, they also tend to require less formal education.
Green for All is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a green economy while simultaneously lifting citizens out of poverty. Founded by Van Jones, head of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, it was officially launched in September 2007 at the Clinton Global Initiative.