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Environmental Injustice Is Personal

Nikki Silvestri | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Nikki Silvestri

I used to be one of those people who didn't understand the threat of climate change. I wondered, "Why should global warming matter to me?" When I learned what a warmer world would look like -- especially for people of color and low-income communities -- I was terrified.

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

National Lunch Walk Challenge Helps Create Healthier Communities

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The heart of Appalachia's coal country might not be the first place you'd expect to see cutting edge public health initiatives -- it's one of the least healthy regions in America. But a group of residents is determined to change that.

This Mother's Day, Let's Be '7 Billion Strong'

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

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Investing in the New Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Green jobs pay higher, are more available to those with only a high school degree -- and are growing faster than jobs in the rest of the economy. It's a smart sector in which to invest.

Champions of the Green Movement

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When Dr. King was assassinated, it was 1968. President Obama was 7 and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson was 6. Many of the African-American leaders who now carry the torch of justice that King lit were young when he died.

On Its 39th Anniversary, the Clean Water Act Needs Defenders

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

We have a choice. America can either improve our water systems or we can weaken them.

Dreaming About Taking Back America

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Let's keep the dialogue civil. We can reach out and try to explain to others why protecting the environment and the economy are not mutually exclusive.

President Obama Made the Case For Jobs: We'll Make Sure They're Green

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

What the president demanded last night wasn't green jobs, it was jobs. Period. And not a moment too soon, of course -- too many of our friends, family members, and neighbors are looking for work.

Our Economy Can't Win a Thrown Fight

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The beauty and danger of capitalism is that it's survival of the fittest. Some companies survive and thrive. Many don't. Unfortunately, Solyndra, a Bay Area solar panel company, didn't.

A Framework for Preparing Low-Income Youth for Green Jobs and Green Careers

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

One of the biggest challenges in today's world is figuring out how to connect people to jobs. According to reports at the recently held Clinton Global...

This Earth Week: Taking America Back From the Polluters

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Let's make this Earth Week not just a celebration of the planet, but also a time of action. Let's use this momentum to ask ourselves if we can do more to help open eyes, change minds and inspire action from others.

Keep It Fresh: On the Campus Consciousness Tour With Wiz Khalifa

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

While you were brushing your teeth this morning, did you ever, for a moment, think that the water coming out of your faucet would make you nauseous or damage your kidneys?

The Men Who Cried Wolf

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The Environmental Protection Agency's new mercury and air toxics rule doesn't require that power plants emit floral-scented perfumes, but just that the lowest acceptable levels be a little higher.

Giving Back: How You And The Green Community Can Help Struggling Families

The Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...

In Defense of Progress: Pushing Back the Ideologues

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

In the hazy zone between those who see opportunity in the burgeoning green energy economy, and those reactionary ideologues trying to maintain the status quo, lies Fox News' parent company News Corporation.

Building A Green Economy, From Jobs To Policy

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"When you go from using food stamps and all of a sudden you have the power to support yourself, it changes the way you see yourself, it changes how th...

The Economic Choice: Should America Hold onto the Past or Prepare for the Future?

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

History is comprised of a series of fleeting moments. But, every so often, our nation has an opportunity to chart a new and fairer course for future generations. We are at such a moment.

Republican Leaders to Energy Lobbyists: 'Help Us Screw Everyone Else'

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Earlier this week, behind closed doors, top aides to members of the House energy and Senate environment committees met with industry lobbyists to plan a public relations war against measures to protect and enhance our environment.

Set the Alarm Clock: Don't Sleep Through the Green Revolution

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

It is time for the nation to wake up and fight for a green economy that addresses the health and opportunity of all communities. It will take a collective effort to make this happen. This is where we can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King.

When I Learned That Water Isn't Supposed to Have a Taste

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Turning on your faucet shouldn't be a high-risk venture. Parents shouldn't have to worry whether or not the water in their homes is safe for their children to drink.

Prop 23: Green Jobs Vs. Dirty Energy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Why would anyone want to sacrifice both the environment and the economy? Because one group would profit: dirty energy companies who want to keep polluting.

One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn't Matter

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few weeks prior. A...

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Five Years After Katrina, the Gulf Is Showing All of Us the Way Forward

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

2010-08-29-greenforall.jpg Since Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Region has spent five years showing us where America is falling short.

From Oil Spill to Oil Dump: The Dirty Secret of BP's Clean-Up

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Shifting environmental burdens to the most vulnerable among us is a sad inheritance left us by the last century. We must build the next century in the image of tomorrow's triumphs.