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


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


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


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


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 [...]

Radiation Traces Found in U.S. Milk


By Stephen Power, WSJ – The U.S. government said Wednesday that traces of radiation have been found in milk in Washington state, but said the amounts are far too low to trigger any public-health concern. The Environmental Protection Agency said a March 25 sample of milk produced in the Spokane, Wash., area contained a 0.8 [...]

Death of a Dolphin Sparks Anger in the Gulf

Dead Dolphins

Capt Lori DeAngelis runs a boating business called Dolphin Queen Cruises, which ferries tourists in Orange Beach, AL, to see pods of dolphins at play in the Gulf. Capt Lori reveres dolphins. In fact, she used to be licensed to handle the federally protected mammals. “They are like kin to us,” she says. The BP [...]

Bizarre death of fish and birds in Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Brazil

Dead Fish

By Jaime Uribarri and Michael Sheridan, NY Daily News – It isn’t 2012, but a rash of animal deaths is making this year look like the End of Days. Following on the heels of thousands of red-winged blackbirds dying in a small Arkansas town, several hundred more mysteriously died farther south in Louisiana. Officials are [...]

Ed Roche Transforms Gang Lives with Training Program

Gangsters Going Green

LOS ANGELES – Ten years ago Ed Roche started recruiting students for his trade program from the most unlikely of sources – street gangs. He and Eighth District Councilman Bernard C. Parks recently appealed to the Los Angeles City Council to help fund Roche’s unique initiative that has taken gang members off the street and [...]

Is Your Neighborhood Killing You?

Environmental Justice

Winston-Salem, N.C.- Since the 1970s Americans have benefited from legislative action to clean up air and water supplies, remedy toxic spills and increase food safety. In many communities, grassroots efforts provide a backstop where legal compliance is absent. But in both rural and urban areas across the U.S., racial minorities and the economically disenfranchised suffer [...]

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Awards 23 Green Planning Grants to Minority- Serving Institutions

Spelman student at UNCF ICB Training

UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, today announced that its Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) has awarded 23 green planning grants totaling $240,000 to assist with institutional sustainability planning for minority serving institutions (MSIs). Additionally, this grant will encourage MSIs to participate in the American College [...]

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