Live from UStream: It's #EarthDayLive!

April 18, 2013

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Globally, there will be famine, disease, and conflicts over shrinking resources if we do not fight more to improve climate change. Food justice, energy efficiency, clean air and water are critically important to youth populations and communities of color at large.

On Earth Day, April 22, from 3-5 pm EDT, Green For All and The League of Young Voters Education Fund are hosting an #EarthDayLive broadcast to highlight how these issues affect communities and how young leaders of color are developing solutions to address them. 

The two-hour livestream will occur via www.YoungVoterLive.com and will include enviromental call to actions from Common, Drake, Anthony Mackie, Wyclef Jean, Will.i.am and Wiz Khalifa., as well as in-depth interviews with industry leaders.

Watch the livestream here.

“We are seeing a greater need to expand, educate and engage a base of support for climate solutions and a clean-energy economy in America,” said Green For All’s Director Of Education & Outreach, Julian Mocine-McQueen. “The broadcast will not only draw attention to those already working in the field, but also help cultivate more grassroots leaders, especially from communities of color and low-income communities across the nation. With frontline leaders, we are creating an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.”

Green jobs are especially beneficial for poor communities because they pay well — roughly 13 percent higher than the median U.S. wage. They also tend to require less formal education, a combination that creates pathways out of poverty.

The solutions don't all have to come from government.  There's a lot that young people of color can do, and they are leading with solutions in clean water, air quality, energy creation and food production. 

Executive Director of The League of Young Voters Education Fund Biko Baker, said, “Youth activists know that we can’t wait any longer on mainstream media to provide us a platform to communicate with the masses about how we are taking actions to improve society. It is clear that young people will have to stand up to advocate for themselves if anything is going to change.”

There are several groundbreaking activists and national tastemakers participating in #EarthDayLive discussions, including: 

 

Watch the livestream here:

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Green For All is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. The organization works in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of its agenda. For more information, please visit www.greenforall.org

The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit us at YoungVoter.org.