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.


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

For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market
Madison, WI

Growing Power

The Afri-Can FoodBasket
North York, On Canada

Rooted in Community

Concerned Citizens of Tillery
Tillery, NC

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

Red, Bike and Green
Oakland, CA

People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’

Critical Mass

Articles/Videos, etc.:

Pigford v. Glickman

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University’s exhibit: “Remembering Tillery: Our Community, Our Own Land”

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