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 [...]

GREEN DMV launches the Green Faith Initiative and gives away $90,000 for energy efficient retrofits to DC houses of worship

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Washington DC – On Saturday, April 23, several Washington, DC residents gathered at Good Success Christian Church in Northeast DC to participate in GREEN DMV’s most recent initiative designed to engage DC residents on issues of sustainability and help connect them to resources that enable them to participate in the promise of the growing green [...]

UNCF Celebrates Earth Day Releasing Green Report Highlighting Minority College and University Progress Going Green

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FAIRFAX, VA – UNCF (United Negro College Fund) recently announced the release of the Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) Green Report, a 2010 Campus Sustainability Survey developed by the UNCF Institute for Capacity Building and the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) finding that colleges and university whose student bodies include large percentages of Black, Hispanic and Native American [...]

Atlanta’s Largest Single-Day Eco-Collection Event Scheduled for April 23

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With more than 400,000 pounds of electronic equipment collected since its inception, Atlanta’s largest and most popular single-day recycling event is proudly celebrating nearly a decade of caring for the environment. This year, the City of Atlanta’s Electronics Recycling Day, will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at [...]

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