Mark Ruffalo, activists to tour Flint in support of city in water crisis
FLINT, MI - Actor Mark Ruffalo will be joined by activists during the "Support For Flint" Bus Tour next week to get a first-hand look at the impact of the city's water crisis and share potential solutions.Read more
The Power Shifter: Vien Truong
Green cred: Truong heads up Green For All. The organization, founded by Van Jones in 2008, advocates for clean energy, green jobs, and income equality. Truong, Green For All, and a coalition of environmental justice organizations joined forces for California’s SB 535, a bill signed into law in 2012, that requires polluters — from power plants to coal projects to oil industries — to clean up or pay up.Read more
Major Poll Shows African Americans Support Clean Energy, Clean Jobs, & Clean Power Plan
The NRDC recently published Themes and Findings from a Survey of African-Americans on Climate and Clean Energy. The press release shared that ⅔ of African-Americans believe global warming is a serious problem. This major poll shows African-Americans think shifting to clean energy will create jobs and hold down electric bills.Read more
Poll shows Blacks are concerned about global warming
(BlackNews.com) — Two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious problem, they want action more than the population at large and they overwhelmingly support the Clean Power Plan to address the growing climate crisis, a major new poll released on Nov. 5 shows.Read more
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