Additional Information on Green For All

Additional Information on Green For All


* GFA’s “Green the Block” program asks people to take a number of environmentally conscious measures, such as: unplugging their electrical appliances when they are not in use; using less water; converting to the use of compact flourescent light bulbs in their residences; recycling; using public transportation; eating organic foods; using reusable bottles and bags; purchasing secondhand rather than new products whenever possible; and purchasing products with minimal packaging. Members of the “Green the Block” coalition include ACORN, the AFL-CIO, the Apollo AllianceColor of Change, the National Urban League, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

* According to Van Jones, the following organizations have worked in partnership with GFA: the Blue-Green Alliance, the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change, the Corps Network, the Energy Action Coalition, and the Social Venture Network.

* Former GFA board member Cynthia Ryan has served as the principal of the Schooner Foundation, a chair at Human Rights Watch, a partner in the Democracy Alliance, and a trustee of both the Nation Institute and the Ploughshares Fund.

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