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Blog O’ The Week– Green For All



“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax

     Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

    By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy – especially for people from disadvantaged communities – Green For All fights both poverty and pollution at the same time.

OAKLAND, CA – The “green jobs” movement will get a major boost next week as Green For All Founder Van Jones joins the Obama administration and economic justice powerhouse Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins takes the reins at Green For All. 

     New leadership for Green For All will come from Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins. A savvy champion for justice, Ellis-Lamkins has successfully expanded health-care access across California. She has also helped to raise the minimum wage for low-income families in the South Bay – twice.  

    “Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is one of the nation’s most brilliant, inspirational and creative problem solvers for working families,” said Van Jones.  “She has a proven track record of success. Under her leadership, Green For All will deliver on the promise of a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.” 

Phaedra’s many victories have won her wide praise. San Jose Magazine named Ellis-Lamkins one of the 100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley Business Journal called her one of “40 to watch under 40.” 

“I am thrilled and humbled to be joining Green For All, an organization whose exceptional reputation is exceeded only by the good work that it has accomplished,” Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins said. “I see the work of Green For All as an antidote to fear and pessimism:  a statement that we can tackle the difficult problems of poverty, quality employment and environmental sustainability.” 

Something spectacular is just around the bend…



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