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Climate Change and Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. – Why are millions of Black American youth and elders suffering disproportionately from asthma and other respiratory illnesses much more than the national norm? Why is the overall public health status of Black Americans at a higher risk than other Americans? What do public environmental and climate change policies at both […]

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

Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders, While Many Smaller Foundations Disclosed Data

Washington, D.C. — Green 2.0 announced that one year from their initial call for transparent diversity data – and months after the Presidents of the Bullitt, Ford, Hewlett, Kresge, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Wilburforce Foundations jointly echoed the need for data sharing by environmental funders – a majority of the 40 biggest funders of environmental […]

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Honors Corporate Leaders

Poll Shows African Americans Strongly Back Climate Action

Washington, DC – 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 today shows. Fully 83 percent of African Americans back setting the first-ever limits […]

Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Earth To Paris Countdown: 30 Days Until Summit Convenes Experts, Advocates, Influencers and CEOs to Discuss Climate Action During COP21

New York, NY – Now only one month away, Earth to Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet and the need for strong climate action, is gearing up to host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day high-impact, live-streamed summit on Dec. 7 and 8 in Paris […]

Glen Beck: The Term “African American” is Used to Scare People

Sunni & Her Hip Hop Bunny Children’s Book Series Merges Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Sunni & Her Hip Hop Bunny (the children’s book series) merges Arts (Hip Hop) with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to create fun and colorful children’s books that teach and inspire. Hip-Hop transcends cultural barriers and engages all children while enabling them to develop personal connections to concepts like S.T.E.M. Early exposure to S.T.E.A.M. […]

Fire Flame Columnist – The Gantt Report

EPA Rule Impoverishes Minorities

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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders, While Many Smaller Foundations Disclosed Data

Black colleges deserve a spot in the green schools rankings

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