Tagged: environmental justice

GreenGoingForward – Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour Event

KEEPING IT GreenGoingForward!

Get ready to participate in the social, economic and environmental aspects of the sustainability movement. The GGF Initiative is ready to expand its platform to the next level.

Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2014– In partnership with FAB 4 Entertainment (FAB4ENT), a collaborative of minority small business owners specializing in creative media, marketing, educational and entertainment programs, GreenGoingForward (GGF) is looking to take its message on the road with a series of “Eco Tours”. The first tour in the series is set to take place at the Atlanta University Center in August of 2014. The “GreenGoingForward – Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour” will kick off their campaign on April 23, 2014 at Atlanta Metropolitan State College with a pre-launch “GGF Eco Conference”.

“Historically, minorities in this country have had to do more with fewer resources. Therefore, they have incomparable working knowledge of sustainable practices that can guide the American public and global community back to sustainability. I started GGF as a platform to capture the sustainability efforts of minority serving institutions and confirm their viability.” ~ Lindsay Harper CEO/Founder, GreenGoingForward

The GGF Eco Conference will focus on linking environmental leadership across the community college and secondary school academic sectors. Feeling these two groups have been under represented in the sustainability movement, the members of FAB4ENT are providing a platform for networking and information sharing.  GGF challenges local community leaders to join the movement and spread the word, to step up and be recognized for their efforts in promoting the benefits of sustainability for generations to come.

To learn more about the GGF initiative visit: https://greengoingforward.wordpress.com/

GGF supports and celebrates the efforts of minority communities committed to the practice and promotion of sustainability.

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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!

2013 Green Ambassadors at Clark Atlanta University

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.