I just attended a fantastic conference coordinated by the BrownBlackGreen Alliance. Yes, it is just what it sounds like---an alliance between non-profits that are dedicated to serving minorities in North Carolina—the Latinos, African Americans, and the environmentalists. And what an impressive group of people!?! It includes the NC Conservation Network, Good Work, NC Fair Share, Green Bridge Development, The NC Institute of Minority Economic Development, NC Council of Churches, Interfaith Power and Light, Sustainable Energy Association, Clean Energy Durham, and many, many others.
While there, I had the opportunity to hear from environmental justice activist and founder of Sustainable South Bronx and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Majora Carter. She really inspired the audience about the importance of a healthy and sustainable environment for all people, regardless of age or race.