All Kinds of Action

GreenontheblockMitchell Kapor Foundation grantee’s have been on the move this summer. The work of VoICE and Green Access grantees has come together through the national Green the Block campaign . On August 4th, Green For All and the Hip Hop Caucus announced the launch of their new partnership ‘to educate and mobilize communities of color to ensure a voice and stake in the clean-energy economy’. The four pillars of the Green The Block campaign are:

  • Education and awareness
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Youth activism
  • Private-sector development

These organizations are working together because they understand that a clean energy economy can address both the crisis of poverty and pollution and we agree. Congratulations Green for All and Hip Hop Caucus for your leadership in our communities!

IN OTHER NEWS, Compasspoint’s Nonprofit Day is just around the corner!  It’ll be held on August 27th at the San Francisco Hilton.  NAACP (one of our grantees) CEO, Ben Jealous, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, and there will be numerous opportunities to learn about GreentheBlock nonprofit leadership, movement building, and how to cope during these difficult economic times.  Plus, there are always great networking opportunities at this event.  If you haven’t registered already, do it fast!!  Registration fees increase after August 14th!!  See you there!

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