Markese Bryant (aka Doo Dat), born and raised in East Oakland, knows firsthand the effects of pollution and poverty in local communities of color. Now he's a leader in the movement to build an inclusive green economy through campus organizing and community education. His new video, produced and released by Green for All, explains how this growing movement is creating potential opportunities for communities of color nationwide.
In conjunction with the video, Green For All is launching a month-long contest to showcase the video or song that best shows inspiring examples of how the green economy can transform people's lives. The competition will be decided by user submitted votes. The deadline for submissions is February 8, 2010. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000.
A national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty, Green for All offers a range of ways to participate in the quest for a green economy.
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