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Bay Area Residents Work to Turn Health Inequities Into a Solar Mosaic

Bay Area Residents Work to Turn Health Inequities Into a Solar Mosaic

by Yvonne Yen Liu on October 17 2011, 10:15AM

A new program in Oakland breaks away from the corporate bandwagon of going green to bring solar power to low-income residents.

Topics: Environment

We're Still Waiting On Those Green Jobs

We’re Still Waiting On Those Green Jobs

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 11 2010, 11:57AM

We can’t train people for green jobs that don’t exist. Let’s instead look at solutions.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Green Jobs Are Getting Outsourced, Too

Green Jobs Are Getting Outsourced, Too

by on August 13 2010, 9:15AM

Another reason why relying only on the private sector to restart the labor market won’t work.

Topics: Economy

Unheard Vietnamese Voices from the Gulf Coast [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2010, 2:05PM

The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill is an environmental, economic and social disaster that is affecting the livelihood and the economic stability of the entire Gulf Coast region. But the Gulf Coast’s Vietnamese fishing community face some of the…

Topics: Environment

Green the Recovery: Expand Green Jobs to Women and Communities of Color

by Debayani Kar on January 28 2010, 7:30AM

The folks over at Change.org are having a contest to gather ‘ideas for change in America.’ Have a good idea? You can submit yours at Change.org/ideas. Over at the Applied Research Center, we came up with the following. Do you…

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‘The Garden’ Sows Seeds of Struggle

by Debayani Kar on December 26 2009, 12:22PM

The Garden is a warmly portrayed moving documentary film that follows the real-life story of the South Central Farmers Cooperative in Los Angeles. The well-publicized fight of the farmers to maintain control of their land lent itself as an ideal…

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Copenhagen and Us

by Rinku Sen on December 16 2009, 1:24PM

Originally published on The Huffington Post Negotiations have resumed in Copenhagen after a walkout by the African delegation on Monday. African governments were concerned with the lack of commitment by rich country governments to reducing their own emissions. This follows…

Topics: Economy, Environment, Global Affairs, News Items, Race and Recession

All Politics Is Local: Community Solutions for Climate Justice

by Debayani Kar on December 7 2009, 11:00AM

There’s so much to say about the climate change negotiations beginning in Copenhagen, Denmark today, that there is almost nothing left to be said. We have been facing and continue to face a threat to our planet and way of…

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Greening L.A.

by Debayani Kar on November 19 2009, 1:01PM

Though President Obama hopes to create five million green jobs within a decade, women and people of color will be left out without active policies to ensure participation. Blacks and Latinos comprise less than 30 percent of those employed in…

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Racing Recovery: The Need for Race, Gender, and Geographic Tracking of Recovery Monies

by Guest Columnist on November 4 2009, 12:44PM

By Christina Chen Last Friday the government provided its first comprehensive look at how and where a significant chunk of recovery dollars are being spent. The Administration, in characteristic Obama fashion, hung a lantern on its problems by acknowledging that…

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