Posts by HBCU Green Fund
Black Women in STEM Pen New Children’s Science and Nature Book for HBCU Green Fund’s Publishing Arm Launch
WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Fostering their continued efforts to create innovative programs to lead the charge in building a more sustainable future, the HBCU Green Fund, founded by environmental leader, Felicia Davis, has launched a self-titled publishing brand. Their first release, "MSITU: The Old-Growth Forest," is written by three women in STEM, Spelman college students and alumna, Serena Echols, Imani Blue and Nia McKenzie, and illustrated by Niara Powell.
HBCU Green Fund Atlanta University Fellows Spend Spring Break Planting Trees in a Rural African Village to Fight Climate Change
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- A group of HBCU Green Fund Fellows from Atlanta University Center recently dedicated their spring break embedded in an African village on the border of Senegal and Mauritania building a tree shelter, planting trees and digging a well in their ongoing efforts to help the vulnerable communities that are most impacted by the effects of climate change, but contribute the least.
HBCU Green Fund and Center for Environmental Justice Cites Small Progress Toward Climate Justice at COP27 in Egypt and Commit to Helping Young African Students
WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- In an effort to increase diversity at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the HBCU Green Fund and the Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ) partnered to lead a delegation of 27 persons from the United States, Africa and the diaspora to participate in the global summit touted as "COP Africa."
Sustainable Africa Future Network’s PRE-COP27 Virtual Climate Change Collection Kicks Off with Poignant Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged activists to come together to achieve climate justice during her opening message to nearly 500 people logged on from around the world for today's kick-off of the PRE-COP27 Virtual Climate Change Collection hosted by the HBCU Green Fund's Sustainable Africa Future Network.
U.S. Climate Activist, Illai Kenney, Urged Young Leaders to Unite Globally for Climate Justice During the Continental Youth Symposium in Uganda
WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Determined to encourage unity across the African Diaspora, expand their global network of youth working to advance climate justice and to promote the upcoming PreCOP27 Africa Virtual Summit, the HBCU Green Fund sent a small delegation to participate in the 3rd African Peer Review Mechanism Continental Youth Symposium in Kampala, Uganda last week.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- After successfully completing a rigorous fellowship that exposes students to opportunities in clean energy and sustainability, Serena Echols was awarded an internship assisting a community in Florida that was exposed to contaminated groundwater. One of twelve students selected by the HBCU Green Fund to participate in their inaugural Atlanta University Center (AUC) Fellows Program.
Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Review Justice40 Initiative with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at Second Annual BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue
WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the progress made on the implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration's Justice40 initiative with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during the Second Annual BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue. Hosted by the HBCU Green Fund and other environmental groups, the two-day virtual event is open to the public and will take place April 7 - 8, 2022.
RICE Grant Enables HBCU Green Fund to Expand STEM & Energy Training, Mentorship, and Internship Opportunities for Atlanta University Center Students
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The HBCU Green Fund recently announced a partnership with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) that increases their capacity to train, mentor and identify internships in energy and STEM industries for students at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). A Department of Energy grant to RICE provides resources for the AUC Energy Project, including a fellowship program exposing students from various majors to emerging opportunities in renewable energy and sustainability.
Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event
WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration's approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced.