Green For All

Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. We work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.

Recent Posts

05/18/2010 - 13:42
With a heavy base in the fishing industry, the local Vietnamese community has been one of the hardest hit. Now community leaders are determined to create quality, long-term green jobs to offset the economic costs of the oil spill.
05/17/2010 - 09:10
Finally back up on their two feet after Hurricane Katrina, people in New Orleans are threatened once again by the current oil spill catastrophe's triple whammy: potential elimination of thousands of fishing jobs; rising costs of food and other imports; and reduced income from tourism — not to mention the adverse environmental impact on people's lives. Offsetting the damage caused by this dirty energy disaster is the community garden/local food production model in New Orleans, a sparkling gem in...
Growing Opportunities
05/18/2010 - 12:01
In case you missed it, Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman finally unveiled the first version of the American Power Act, their take on comprehensive climate and energy legislation, last week. This bill will be the point of departure for the Senate's debate about how to address America's climate and energy challenges for the long term.
05/14/2010 - 15:28
Low-income communities and communities of color have the most to gain from a clean-energy future and the most to lose under the current dirty economy. Their livelihoods are prisoners of, and sadly victims to, our current energy policy. We are seeing this tragic tale unfold in neighborhoods across New Orleans.
05/12/2010 - 13:44
In the face of the multiple calamities that have occurred in the lives of New Orleanians, innovative and successful models for community sustainability have emerged over the past few years. All across the city, from the 9th Ward to the Tremé to Mid-City, enterprising residents have taken part in transforming vacant lots and reviving their neighborhoods' vitality by planting community gardens.
Finding Hope in Tragedy
06/02/2010 - 12:11
Last month Green For All convened a Community of Practice working group of individuals from across the nation who train or employ people with barriers to employment, including formerly incarcerated individuals, in green jobs. Our goal for the two days was to identify the green sectors that are most accessible to this population, document the best practices for green transitional jobs and social enterprises, and identify policies on a national, state and local level that can expand opportunities...
Green Pathways to Reentry
05/11/2010 - 12:00
This past year, I have had the honor of working closely with Class III of the Green For All Academy. Our Fellows have put much energy, love, and countless hours of their time into growing & making real a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
05/25/2010 - 11:02
As Green For All's team on the ground in New Orleans covers the unfolding Gulf Coast Catastrophe, all over the nation people are calling for a clean, green economy that makes it makes it possible for people to have dignified work that also protects their health and the health of communities.
05/25/2010 - 11:01
The recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast has added yet another challenge to the recovery in New Orleans, even though much progress has been made following the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina.
Opportunity in Disaster
05/08/2010 - 08:04
The Vietnamese community has been hit hard by the Gulf Coast oil slick. Today they mobilized, seeking answers from public officials on how to aid their community during this crisis and beyond. According to Virginia Brisley from SEEDCO Financial, whose working to put together a fisheries assistance resource guide, nearly half of all fishermen who have been affected by the Gulf Coast oil slick are Vietnamese.