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Being Black and Green: African-Americans and the Environment ENCORE

Friday, August 24, 2012 , Making Contact National Radio Project | Report
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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 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 impacts on the environment.

Special thanks to producers Zoe Sullivan and Alton Byrd.

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Being Black and Green: African-Americans and the Environment ENCORE

Friday, August 24, 2012 , Making Contact National Radio Project | Report
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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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 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 impacts on the environment.

Special thanks to producers Zoe Sullivan and Alton Byrd.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Related Stories

Urban Farms or Myths?
By Devon G Pea, New. Clear. Vision. | Op-Ed
Why We Need the Food from Family Farms Act
By Ben Burkett , Other Words | Op-Ed