On Saturday, August 30th 2014, Greening Youth Foundation held it’s first ribbon cutting event to introduce our Urban Conservation Training Institute (UCTI). This engaging event consisted of our Atlanta Youth Corps members providing tours to the community, family members, and officials alike, from United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s Sallie Gentry, and Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock. Following the informative tours, everyone participated in a discussion concerning the history of what has become of the UCTI and all the great and intensive work that has been accomplished …Read More »
Roughly 50 environmentalists of various racial backgrounds — African American, Native American, Latina, and Caribbean — gathered at the National Press Club yesterday with a message for mainstream green institutions: If you are serious about diversity, then put your money where your mouth is or suffer the consequences later.
The newly launched Diverse Environmental Leaders National Speakers Bureau, or “DEL,” convened yesterday on the 98th birthday of the National Park Service to convey chiefly two things: That environmentalists of color are plentiful and available …Read More »
Coming from 8 states and the District of Columbia, our 2014 HBCUI cohort traveled far and wide to Washington, DC this past week. What was the momentous occasion? It was none other than the annual HBCUI Leadership & Careers Workshop.
As a culminating event for the HBCUI summer program, students attended the Leadership & Careers Workshop to gain valuable insight into National Park Service and government careers. Sessions included networking and personal branding, a panel discussion, as well as the highly coveted session “How to …Read More »
From the Atlanta Blackstar:
ATLANTA — As soon as Dominique Robinson set foot in the garden earlier this week with the rest of her training crew, vivid childhood memories came rushing back to her from the hot summers she spent toiling away on her grandmother’s farm and garden in North Carolina.
Robinson wasn’t even aware of it at the time, but those long-ago summers may have been prepping her for an environmental career.
Now Robinson, 28, is part of the …Read More »
The erudite Dorceta E. Taylor found and arranged an array of astounding information, just for you. Data on diverse groups and their relationships with Environmental National Government Organizations, Government Agencies, as well as Foundations proves itself hard hitting, and must be shared. Greening Youth Foundation wants you to honestly read the report, tell a friend, or share it with a neighbor, and cause an uproar so that your voice can be heard. Job opportunities, life experience, and environmental exposure are all virtually being denied from diverse groups of people as if they …Read More »
June 30th-July 3rd educators from schools across Georgia gathered at Kennesaw State University to participate in the Science for All Georgians through Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) training. SAGES is a project of the Captain Planet Foundation Leadership Center and assists with equipping teachers with transformative teaching practices, experiences, and resources to enhance learning and discovery within the classroom. I had the pleasure of participating in this opportunity and acquired even more knowledge in the environmental education field.
Throughout this week long training, educators worked independently and in …Read More »
Join the Greening Youth team in welcoming the Atlanta Youth Corps to their new home in Southwest Atlanta! To put in motion Greening Youth’s mission, announcing Community Restoration and Ribbon Cutting Day to serve as the grand opening of the Greening Youth Foundation Urban Conservation Training Institute and Farm.
This event will involve several community aspects, including engaging volunteers, church members, and community businesses and corporations. The goal of this project is to clear overgrown vegetation, weeding, removing trash and debris, laying …Read More »
An expanded partnership is underway amongst the Greening Youth Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, and Blue Ridge Ranger District. We all share the similar goal of providing meaningful connections and employment opportunities for diverse groups of youth. Thankfully, this goal is being accomplished! Furthermore, it is desired that our students use this great opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world around them. Greening Youth is excited about the new partnership, and we look forward to its positive continuation. Congratulations …Read More »
Great Outdoors Keynote: The Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member, Public Lands Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.
Watch Angelou Ezeilo‘s presentation here. It touches on what may be holding people of color back from actively being involved in the environment and visiting the National Parks System, Angelou also provides details about what Greening Youth does and has done over the years in communities all over.
The entire presentation is available here, Greening Youth Foundation Presentation, give it an admirable look see, and find out more about how Greening …Read More »
On this past Saturday, June 14, 2014, Greening Youth team members and volunteers attended Get Outdoors Georgia Day at Sweetwater Creek State Park. A fun and exciting event indeed, volunteers and participants enjoyed the many activities and learning opportunities available. From tree climbing to archery and kayaking, volunteer, participants, and State Park Rangers helped to make this event a total success. With close to 1,000 attendees, Sweetwater Creek State Park contributed to the community by offering environmental safety lessons, wildlife shows, paddle boating, fishing, and …Read More »