Category: environmental justice

GreenGoingForward – Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour a SUCCESS!!

GreenGoingForward - Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour a SUCCESS!!

FAB 4 ENT is excited to share the the GreenGoingForward – Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour event at Atlanta Metropolitan State College on April 23rd exceeded our expectations!

Community Restoration: An Introduction to Alternative Methods

Rev. Josh Noblitt of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and Jessica Nunan of Caminar Latino discuss alternative methods that can restore balance to the community.

@GreenGoingFwd connects with @GeorgiaWAND!

GreenGoingForward and GA Women’s Action for New Directions at Hillside International Truth Center! The event entitled “Women and Power: From Fukushima to Georgia” featured Ruiko Muto, Mariko Komatsu, Bernice Johnson Howard, Rev Richard Bright, Steve Leeper and Courtney Hanson (of GA WAND).

A big thank you to Dr. Barbara King during this celebration of women in environmental leadership in recognition of Women’s History Month!

Black Girls Code Series #1: The Revolution Will Be Mobilized

There are three legs of sustainability, economy, environment and social equity. Women and children bear the brunt of poverty and lack of education across the globe. If we lift up our women and girls, we support sustainability.

The Lake Apopka Environmental Justice Community

The idea of sustainability stands on three legs: the economy, the environment and social equity for the community. The Lake Apopka farmworker community is an example of an environmental justice community left behind in the policy and planning. It is not sustainable to address only the economy or only the environment. The Marsh Flow-Way Project and Lake Apopka Restoration Act were implemented to address the ecological issues such as the health of the lake but ignored the health and concerns of the people. Collaborations between community organizations like the Farmworkers Association of Florida and educational institutions like Florida A&M University College of Law are invaluable and can boost the strength and effectiveness of equity with regards to sustainability.

HBCUs are privy to the socio-economic and environmental plights of their student populations and the communities from which they come. They understand the importance of engaging the local communities in an effort to create innovative and interdisciplinary partnerships, to identify needs, solve problems and lead by example. Sustainable practices have been an integral part of the African-American community for centuries. Leadership exhibited by people like Professor Randy Abate and students like Cameryn Justice Rivera of FAMU College of Law and community activists like Jeanie Economos of the Farmworkers Association of Florida can collectively create comprehensive and sustainable solutions.