Tag Archives: Environment

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One Year Later, Gulf Oil Spill Continues to Impede Gulf Progress

Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse

Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Black Mayors Press Senate to Pass Energy Bill

Hip Hop Caucus, CBC join push for green initiatives on Capitol Hill

The National Conference of Black Mayors is on a mission to green their cities. At…

By Joyce Jones

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson joined Green For All in its Earth Day Celebration at Riverside Valley Community Garden in New York on April 22.  A day of community service, the event brought together local activists and volunteers to plant seeds of growth and renewal where there was once blight. "Today's groundbreaking is keeping alive the grassroots spirit of the first Earth Day 40 years ago," Jackson said. "This community is coming together to work toward a healthier, safer environment, a better place to live, and new opportunities."  (Click here to win one of five signed copies of "Kennedy Green House" by Robin Wilson.)

EPA’s Lisa Jackson Celebrates Earth Day with Green For All

Event promotes community involvement in green movement

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson joined Green For All in its Earth Day Celebration…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Green Giveaway: Win a Copy of ‘Kennedy Green House’

How will you help protect the environment?

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, BlackEnterprise.com is giving away five autographed…

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The Color of Money

Four ways to give your business a green tint

There’s no shortage of opportunities for small businesses to break into the green economy. The…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Panel explores ways to increase access to capital; Small business jobs bills; climate change; diversity on the Hill

The recession may be ebbing but minority-owned businesses are still caught in the grip of…

By Joyce Jones

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Green Is Good

By now, we’re all familiar with the Apple-inspired mantra, “There’s an app for that.” But…

By Dale Coachman

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Backtalk with Gloria Reuben

Accomplished singer and actress shares why she is an ardent champion of environmental causes

Gloria Reuben is not only an accomplished singer and actress, starring in popular television series…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Protector

EPA head Lisa Jackson�s mission: to guard human health and the environment while creating jobs for the new green economy

Lisa P. Jackson, in her job as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, may seem…

By Dale Coachman

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Greener Gadgets

A look at some of the products showcased at the 2010 Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City

Environmental enthusiasts, developers, and inventors anxious to show off their efforts toward sustainability made their…

By Renita Burns

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Green Credit Cards

Is an environmentally conscious credit card right for you?

Everyone close to Chanté Evans, 30, knows
being “green” is a priority for her. Each year…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Natural Solutions

To save time and meet customer demand, copreneurs bring the back office out front

As a high school history teacher, Karen Tappin spent the summer of 2003 mastering the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Getting the Green Conversation Started

From policy to engagement

Black Enterprise gathered top-level executives from businesses and organizations within the energy industry in Washington…

By Andre Williams

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Energy Experts to Blacks: Think Green

New technologies, opportunities explored at Black Enterprise forum

If African Americans hope to not only participate in the emerging green economy but also…

By Joyce Jones

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Blacks Getting a Seat at the Green Table

Leaders discuss inclusion at Copenhagen conference

BlackEnteprise.com spoke with Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All, and the Gina E. Wood,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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National Urban League’s Green Jobs Summit Focuses on Minority Inclusion

Group's solutions include awareness, education

It is very trendy these days to talk about being green. The greening of America,…

By Joyce Jones

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Haiti Competes for Grant to Tackle Deforestation

Celebrities join cause to improve Haiti's environment

With less than two weeks until voting ends for the fifth annual BBC World Challenge…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Talking Points

Minority Female Firms Outpace All Others
Businesses owned by minority women are growing faster than those…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Shop Green!

Link to environmentally safe products on the Web

With some research you can easily incorporate eco-friendly products into every aspect of your life.…

By Lauren Lea

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Turn Your Restaurant Into an Eco-eatery

Tips good for the Earth and your bottom line

For restaurateurs looking to attract the eco-conscious palate, turning your eatery green can help take…

By Renita Burns

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My Conversation with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Her mission: a clean-energy future and a fertile environment for green jobs

When I traveled down to D.C., Administrator Lisa Jackson said something I’ll always remember: “You…

By Dale Coachman

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Arts, Culture Fuel Green Economy in Community

New Jersey eco-village sees growth from arts community

In an effort to revitalize the Lincoln Park community in Newark, New Jersey, Baye Adofo…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Environmental Group Strives to Educate

Norris McDonald hopes to bring blacks to the forefront of awareness

For Norris McDonald, saving the environment couldn’t be more personal. Suffering from chronic acute asthma,…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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A Nice Day for a Green Wedding

Take steps to make your celebration eco-friendly

It’s a twist on the traditional wedding custom offered by BluePlanetWedding.comone of the growing number…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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The Good of Green

Why you need to participate in the environmental movement

The numbers are surprising: each year, changes to the Earth’s climate contribute to at least…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Green Fashion

Owner of LaTrice Designs makes fashion statement with repurposed materials

It’s all about recycling for LaTonya Banes, owner and designer of LaTrice Designs in Dallas.…

By Delmetria l. Millener

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On the Issues: The Environment

Candidates share their solutions to solving the countrys environmental problems

With even President Bush recently announcing a national goal of stopping the growth of greenhouse…

By Jenny Sherman

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10 Things You Can Do to Help the Planet

On Earth Day, take a few small steps to make your world a little more green

What better time to begin taking a few steps toward a greener life than in…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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What Shade of Green are You?

Which kind of green consumer are you?

A 2007 study segmented consumers into five groups based on their green attitudes and actions.…

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By the Numbers

Green opportunities are growing like ivy

Environmentalism by the Numbers

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Green Product Guide

Black Enterprise's eco-starter kit

Environmental responsibility has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, which means that there’s an…

By Alyssa Danigelis

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Green Pastures

A former model runs her familys organic farm

For the past 13 years, the Kwelis have used earthworms to produce one of nature’s…

By Sana Butler

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Inspiring the Masses

Eco group leader wants to bring blacks into the green

When it comes to America’s reliance on foreign oil, Jerome Ringo likens his mission to…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Green Valentine’s Day Guide

Gift ideas to turn this special day from red to green

Gift ideas to turn this special day from red to green

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Eco-Friendly Events

"Greening" your business meetings may be easier than you think

“Greening” your business meetings may be easier than you think.

By Erinn R. Johnson

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