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NYC Latino & African-American Enviro-Educators Forum November 29, 2011

Latino and African-American Environmental Educators will meet and share their projects while drafting a mission statement at the first NYC Latino & African-American Enviro-Educators Forum on Tuesday November 29, 2011. There is an urgent need for people of color to shape their environmental destinies and expand the circle of active participation in green living and pursuit of green careers. This group will serve as a community green for the exchange of educational materials and insights into local initiatives and successes. The focus will always be culturally relevant programs like Cornell University’s Garden Mosaics.

This is an invite-only forum. Community activists can mingle with group members at Bronx Green Drinks. The next BGD is Thursday November 17, 2011. You can get more info at African-American Enviro-Educators or contact Ashley Quiles.

940 Garrison Avenue (off Hunt’s Point Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10474
Tuesday November 29, 2011


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  1. For weekly updates on culturally relevant and practical…even literary and humorous green living resources for the uptown community, check into the diverse offerings of

    It’s this simple: from Baychester to Soundview there are thousands of Latinos and African-Americans who are facing oppressive home heating costs whose incomes were higher a decade ago and who fully could & would have retrofitted and/ or bought energy efficient boilers etc. if there had been a more vigorous and culturally relevant dialogue in society that recognized them as essential agents of sustainable change.

    I’m encouraged to see that more and more of us are taking the initiative to bring earth preservation messages home and share it with loved ones near and far. Fortunately, many of us have been hip to this since earth day. Listen to Gil Scott- Heron’s Winter in America. Williamsbridge has at least two decades old health food stores run and mostly supported by Caribbeans and more. These successful businesses were not set up to attract hipsters. They are serving the current population with quality whether it ever makes the corporate news or not! Likewise there are new Latino run juice bars and health food restaurants in Castle Hill, the border of Longwood and Morrisania and on Lydig Avenue just E. of the Bronx Zoo all serving locals. There’s also an internet- Juice bar and salad bar run by a young Black entrepreneur called Freshly Pressed at 947 East 180th Street (btw. Vyse & Daly Avenues) 347-297-7693. Holler back!


  2. czvasser says:

    Thanks for your comments. I will see you at the NYC Latino & African-American Environmental Educators Forum on 11/29/11.


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