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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

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

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 […]

Black colleges deserve a spot in the green schools rankings

The Building Green Initiative Celebrates Earth Day Naming Ten Greenest HBCUs

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

Rachel Whittington-Cole 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 […]

Race and Absent Black Fathers—Twin Roots of Crime and Punishment

UNCF SP Toyota Green Ambassadors (Video)

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

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

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 […]