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Making Contact, for August 12, 2011 - 1:30pm

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Making Contact - Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment

Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.

Featuring:  

Robert Pierce, marketing manager of South Madison Farmer’s Market, Madison coordinator for Growing Power; Shelley Pierce, staff member of Growing Power; Javier Vasquez, intern at Growing Power-Madison; Paris Mogo, agriculture extension officer in Nairobi, Kenya; Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of  Tillery, and other Tillery residents; Jenna Burton and Nick James, founders of Red, Bike and Green.


For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market

Madison, WI

http://www.southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/

Growing Power

http://www.growingpower.org/index.htm

The Afri-Can FoodBasket

North York, On Canada

http://www.africanfoodbasket.com/home.html

Rooted in Community

http://www.rootedincommunity.org/index.php

Concerned Citizens of Tillery

Tillery, NC

http://www.cct78.org/

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

http://www.bfaa-us.org/index.html

Red, Bike and Green

Oakland, CA

http://www.redbikeandgreen.org/

People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’

http://checktheweather.tv/about-us/

Critical Mass

http://critical-mass.info/


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