Clean Air. Good Jobs. Strong Communities.
Climate change demands that we draw on the genius of all Americans, not just a few. It demands that we tap the experience of those of us who know what it’s like to weather a storm—environmental or economic—those of us who already know what it means to fight for equality.
Green For All works to make sure people of color have a place and a voice in the climate movement. That our neighborhoods are strong, resilient, and healthy. That as the clean energy economy grows, it brings jobs and opportunities to our communities.
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Green For All helps connect vulnerable communities to the climate conversation. Since our inception, we have served as an air traffic controller of information, using our strong relationships across very different sectors to build diverse and broad support for a clean energy economy.
We bring a unique set of relationships to our work: decision-makers (from mayors to federal agencies like the EPA), national organizations (from environmental groups like 350.org and the Sierra Club to civil rights groups like the NAACP), local community and business leaders (from our Green For All fellows to companies like Mosaic and Volt Energy), to pop culture icons (like Prince, Drake, and Wiz Khalifa). Green For All supports and produces events that build relationships between people and organizations needing to drive the creation of climate change solutions for vulnerable communities. In events both inspirational and technical, we convene practitioners, activists, and decision-makers to accelerate the pace of thought leadership in this field.
We incubate the best ideas from our gatherings and relationship-management work in a series of projects that Green For All will house on an annual basis. These projects are selected based upon their ability to address multiple needs (poverty, climate resilience, health, social capital development, etc.), replicability, and ability to forward the narrative about vulnerable communities driving their own solutions to climate change.
Green For All's Commitment
Training young community leaders to be world-class spokespeople for the clean energy economy. Developing business tools for small green enterprises. Pulling together workforce development agencies. Advocating on Capitol Hill for green job training for vulnerable communities.
Green For All works on a number of levels to build a clean energy economy that closes gaps in income, opportunity, security and health across the country.
A clean energy economy will move America past some of its most pressing challenges.
By making us energy independent, it will improve our national and economic security. By radically reducing the pollution that causes global warming, it will improve the health of our families and neighborhoods. And by creating millions of quality jobs and careers, it will breathe new life into our economy, strengthen our middle class, and better protect us from future economic turmoil.
More than that, building a clean energy economy is a chance to reinvigorate and reinvest in the best part of the American dream: the idea that everyone gets a chance to succeed. By ensuring that every community has equal access to the new opportunities of the green economy, we can lift millions of people out of poverty.