Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.


Featuring:  

Robert Pierce, South Madison Farmer’s Market marketing manager, Growing Power Madison coordinator; Shelley Pierce, Growing Power staff member; Javier Vasquez, Growing Power-Madison intern; Paris Mogo, Nairobi, Kenya agriculture extension officer; Gary R. Grant, Concerned Citizens of  Tillery executive director; Jenna Burton and Nick James, founders of Red, Bike and Green.

For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market
Madison, WI
http://www.southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/

Growing Power
http://www.growingpower.org/index.htm

The Afri-Can FoodBasket
North York, On Canada
http://www.africanfoodbasket.com/home.html

Rooted in Community
http://www.rootedincommunity.org/index.php

Concerned Citizens of Tillery
Tillery, NC
http://www.cct78.org/

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association
http://www.bfaa-us.org/index.html

Red, Bike and Green
Oakland, CA
http://www.redbikeandgreen.org/

People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’
http://checktheweather.tv/about-us/

Critical Mass
http://critical-mass.info/

Articles/Videos, etc.:

Pigford v. Glickman
http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/crs/RS20430.pdf

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University’s exhibit: “Remembering Tillery: Our Community, Our Own Land”
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/exhibits/offsite_tillery.html

ON Making Contact | August 23, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment

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Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.


Featuring:  

Robert Pierce, South Madison Farmer’s Market marketing manager, Growing Power Madison coordinator; Shelley Pierce, Growing Power staff member; Javier Vasquez, Growing Power-Madison intern; Paris Mogo, Nairobi, Kenya agriculture extension officer; Gary R. Grant, Concerned Citizens of  Tillery executive director; Jenna Burton and Nick James, founders of Red, Bike and Green.

For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market
Madison, WI
http://www.southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/

Growing Power
http://www.growingpower.org/index.htm

The Afri-Can FoodBasket
North York, On Canada
http://www.africanfoodbasket.com/home.html

Rooted in Community
http://www.rootedincommunity.org/index.php

Concerned Citizens of Tillery
Tillery, NC
http://www.cct78.org/

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association
http://www.bfaa-us.org/index.html

Red, Bike and Green
Oakland, CA
http://www.redbikeandgreen.org/

People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’
http://checktheweather.tv/about-us/

Critical Mass
http://critical-mass.info/

Articles/Videos, etc.:

Pigford v. Glickman
http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/crs/RS20430.pdf

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University’s exhibit: “Remembering Tillery: Our Community, Our Own Land”
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/exhibits/offsite_tillery.html

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