What's the business case for embracing the have-nots?
Are climate change and economic inequality the two greatest issues of our time? That’s what Antwi Akom says. The Oakland, California, nonprofit leader has a message for big business: Engage the communities you’re overlooking. He isn’t alone in seeing these forces as radical opportunities for companies, yet few heeding the call.Read more
Clean power takes off with 'breakthrough' into low-income communities
When California was building its carbon emissions cap and trade program, environmental justice activist Vien Truong and a few others came to the state with an idea.Read more
Americans Aren’t Sweating Global Warming, but the Communities Most Affected Want Action
Most Americans are aware the climate is changing, but a majority of the population isn’t that worried about it, according to a new study.Read more
Green energy, economic growth go together
Perhaps like many Americans, I was struck by the sight of Pope Francis standing in front of Congress talking about climate change with Speaker John Boehner on one side and Vice President Biden on his other. It made me wish California was on the Pontiff’s itinerary.Read more
The Corps Network Joins Green For All for "Forum on Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Communities of Color"
Yesterday several members of The Corps Network's staff were honored to join Green For All at an event that focused on the opportunities presented to communities by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency's finalized Clean Power Plan. Photo Credit: Levi Novey, Corps NetworkRead more
MEET THE WINNERS OF OUR 2015 LIVE AWARDS: MARY NICHOLS AND VIEN TRUONG
Mary Nichols and Vien Truong have a few things in common.
In addition to being powerful leaders in the movement for a more fair and healthy state, both women will receive TransForm’s 2015 LIVE Award honoring leadership, innovation, vision, and equity. Mary, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, and Vien, National Director at Green For All, both champion these values in their professional and personal lives.Read more