On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9am- 1pm, I, along with my fellow Ambassador Vicky Valera, organized an awesome community activity for Clark Atlanta University students.
By Maritza Martinez What if you could not only vote for who your representatives are, but also how they legislate? In Brazil and the United Kingdom, you can. And the idea is catching on in cities across the U.S.—including New York, Chicago, and Buffalo. These cities are beginning to incorporate participatory budgeting into some aspects of […]
The National Urban League has empowered generations of civil rights leaders to further justice and improve education and housing. Now it’s about to empower minority-owned businesses to improve the economic opportunities in their communities.
New Report: Seeing Green: Green Infrastructure Maintenance Training and Workforce Development Opportunities in Northeast Ohio
Performing operations and maintenance on green infrastructure projects in the Northeast Ohio area has the potential to create 219 jobs and over $23 million in economic activity.
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.
Tim Carryer has always loved the outdoors—he’s spent time traveling in Alaska, and scuba diving off the coast of Massachusetts. The pollution and environmental degradation he saw while spending time in nature always disturbed him. But he never really thought of himself as an environmental advocate, until recently. Carryer had worked for years as a […]
“I am the Green Economy” Blog Series Written by: Maritessa Bravo Ares Rain or shine, Jennifer McPike moves swiftly from door to door with a clipboard in hand in some of San Francisco’s underserved and neglected neighborhoods. As an Environment Now Crew Leader, she and her team are on a mission. Their goal is to […]
What would happen if every time a roadway was built or renovated, new green infrastructure that added green spaces and soaked up rainwater was also installed? What if every time a new road is planned, we also planned to include lush tree canopies that naturally lower temperatures?
By Karen Monahan, Green For All Fellow and Environmental Justice Organizer at Sierra Club Environmental Justice issues are linked to many other injustices. Polluting industries are more likely to be located in communities of color and low-income communities. Folks who are impacted by these pollution sites often suffer from many illnesses, including asthma. Asthma is […]
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit, Kareem Dale was working in Houston as a project manager for a construction company. It was a good job, but he sometimes wondered if there was something else out there—something more gratifying. Then Hurricane Katrina hit. News reports about the devastation in New Orleans struck him deeply, and he […]