photo: Green The Block
Care about green jobs and greening your community? Then pay attention. Green For All and the Hip Hop Caucus have launched a new campaign: Green the Block. Their first major national service event will take place on September 11th as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
In addition to the events on Sept. 11, Green the Block will launch programs to educate members of underserved communities about opportunities in the green economy, through job training, entrepreneurship, and increased energy efficiency.
A Clean Energy Economy Where Everyone Has Chance to Succeed
Pointing out that areas which have been traditionally underserved by society (a strange thing... that we traditionally neglect people, but there you go) are often hardest hit by environmental problems, Green For All's Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins said,
Green the Block is a movement to build a clean-energy economy where everyone has a chance tosucceed. That starts with making sure that those who are often left out and left behind – low-income people and communities of color – have a voice and a presence in this movement. These communities also need a fair share of the economic, social and environmental benefits this transition is creating.
Here's how to take part on the kick off events in September:
How to Get Green Jobs and Beat the Recession Blues Get Ready for a Green Jobs Explosion, New Study Says
Green Jobs Booming Along the PV Supply Chain
Want to Be a Green Volunteer in New York City's Parks & Gardens?
Roll Up Your Sleeves and Give Something Back This Weekend