Happy Earth Day!
Here at Visible Men we are very proud of how “green and virtual” we are as a start up non-profit business. We urge you to take these simple steps to minimize your business footprint as well .
We are surrounded by natural wonders in many parts of the DC Metropolitan area: the canal, Great Falls, Potomac River, azaeleas, tulips and daffodils are in in full bloom and the landscape is a lush green.We shop at farmer’s markets, can buy organic and healthy food for our families, have plenty of clean, green space to garden, run, play and picnic in. It’s easy to respect and nurture Mother Earth when she is so accessible and nurturing to you.
But that is not all of DC. DC’s poorest neighborhoods won’t see many blooms this spring and the school playgrounds have no soil, dirt or grass for the kids to connect with. Like far too many Black Urban communities across the US, the environmental issues are far more dire and disturbing in the inner city and have vast negative consequences for children and families. Air Pollution, Waste Dumping, Mercury Exposure, Water Safety, Transit Justice, Food Desserts, Urban Green Space, Climate and Lifestyle Change, Heat in the City are the top 10 Urban Environmental Issues.
Please meet a Visible Man who is green and focused on Environmental activism, legislation and awareness. Van Jones is leading the charge on the importance of Going Green in the Black Community and the Green Global Economy.
Van Jones started the non profit called Green for All and we urge you to visit his site and learn what opportunities are out there in your community to make the lives of the next generation healthier, safer and More Green. In the black community, “going green” has the potential to save lives…what are we waiting for?