Tagged: Van Jones

Top 5 Black Environmentalists You Need to Know About

green is the new black

Last year I brought you Top 5 White People Worth Interrupting Black History Month For as a statement that while this site has a strong focus on Black people there are many ideas out there and all of our answers were not going to come from only dealing with Black people. The question was raised “Why not do a list of People of Color instead? We are underrepresented.” Well, the representation of people of color on SoFreshAndSoGreen.com is the reverse or the mainstream, but here’s a list anyway. This one highlights Black environmentalists.

Who says Black people don’t care about the environment? For Black History Month we introduce these Black environmentalists (5 in no particular order) but we celebrate them all year round. Continue reading

VIDEO: ‘Carbon Nation’ Trailer Features Van Jones, Focuses On Green Solutions

carbon nation poster

Green jobs, not jails.” -Van Jones

If you want to have a green economy, it’s got to be about… reclaiming people, reclaiming neighborhoods. That’s the green economy.” -Van Jones

The makers of the new documentary movie carbon nation say even if you’re a climate change doubter this film is for you. It focuses on “SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues” without blame or shame. Continue reading

VIDEO: Van Jones On The Shirley Sherrod Saga, BP & Social Media

Photo Credit: Reuters, Van Jones, former special advisor for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, arrives at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards

What eventually will happen, big picture, is that 5% of the country will have an experience like mine, lose a job because of something on Facebook or something.

And then 10%, and then it will be 15% and then it will stop because enough people will have seen it and enough people had it happen to them to too a friend that there will be a completely different level of wisdom that will emerge in society.

That’s the long-term. ~Van Jones

Also present in this Shirley Sherrod saga are echoes of what lead to the “resignation” of Van Jones, the green jobs promoter and former White House adviser after a high tech lynching from Glenn Beck and the right wing/conservative media. Continue reading

So Fresh And So Green’s Birthday 1.0!!!

Today is the birthday of sofreshandsogreen.com. My bouncing baby blog is a 1 year old and that’s thanks to you guys. It’s also my birthday and for me it’s been quite a journey because at times I may teach, or even preach, but I learn as you learn. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with so many great folks out there and I’m glad I could be a part of educating, informing and entertaining. Continue reading