EPA Rule Impoverishes Minorities

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Washington -The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) recently released a study on the threat of EPA regulations to low-income groups and minorities. The study finds that EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” will inflict severe and disproportionate economic burdens on poor families, especially minorities. In particular, the rule will impose the most harm on residents [...]

Spelman College Earns a Spot on Princeton Review’s Guide To 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition

Mural lining the walls in the entrance of the newly renovated LEED Gold certified Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall Building at Spelman College in Atlanta is a work of art that depicts change agents who have been part of the institution’s legacy of social activism since its founding in 1881.

As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) today released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges. According to the Princeton Review’s website, Spelman College, an HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, is among the 353 green colleges profiled in the guide (click [...]

Leading Environmental Funders Join Landmark Diversity Data Gathering Initiative Increasing Call for Transparency

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San Francisco, CA – Five of the nation’s top environmental funders have formally pledged to submit or have already shared their diversity data, it was announced at Green 2.0’s “Breaking the Green Ceiling” Forum on March 4th. The Bullitt Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and Rockefeller Brothers Fund have agreed to submit [...]

Black colleges deserve a spot in the green schools rankings

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The Cool Schools of 2014 list in this month’s issue of Sierra magazine ranks the institutions of higher learning with the greenest policies and practices. There are 173 schools on the list. Not one of them is a historically black college or university (HBCU). Princeton does the Sierra Club one better, literally: Of the 332 [...]

Sustainability Study Reveals Green Revolution Blooming at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Atlanta, GA – The 2014 HBCU Green Report released today provides clear evidence that there is significant activity underway on historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campuses to promote sustainable living and adopt energy efficient practices despite their absence in major national green surveys. A collaborative project of the Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark [...]

The Building Green Initiative Celebrates Earth Day Naming Ten Greenest HBCUs

Mural lining the walls in the entrance of the newly renovated LEED Gold certified Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall Building at Spelman College in Atlanta is a work of art that depicts change agents who have been part of the institution’s legacy of social activism since its founding in 1881.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Florida A&M University, Spelman College and Howard University receive top ranking Atlanta, GA –A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, [...]

Rachel Whittington-Cole Selected as Building Green Network Green Ambassador of the Week

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was selected as Ambassadors of the Week based on her leadership and demonstrated commitment to the goals and objectives established in the Green Ambassador training recently hosted by the Building Green Network. Rachel Whittington-Cole is a 22-year-old senior at Chowan University from chicago, Illinois with a gpa of 3.46. She is a psychology major with [...]

UNCF SP Toyota Green Ambassadors (Video)

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Selected and trained by UNCF Special Programs (UNCFSP) Building Green Initiative and Toyota Green Initiative, some 52 students on 27 HBCU campuses serve as “Green Ambassadors.” Green Ambassadors participated in the Toyota Campus Prius Tour, a college tour featuring Toyota hybrid vehicle test drives, a simulated recycling center and eco-friendly games and prizes. Visit Building [...]

President Obama’s Call to Tackle Climate Change Answered by HBCU Green Ambassadors

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Washington, DC – As President Barack Obama reiterated the need to fight climate change during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, “Green Ambassadors” were already doing their part to tackle climate change by promoting sustainable lifestyles to students and staff at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Selected and trained by UNCF Special [...]

NAACP Says EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Will Improve Health Conditions by Holding Power Plants Accountable

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Baltimore, MD – Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized rules that will cap toxic emissions from power plants. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule is designed to limit air pollution that blows across state lines. On Tuesday the NAACP put out a statement lauding the new rule: “The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will improve [...]

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