Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Green For All.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:09am
Clean Air, Safe Communities, and Good Jobs? It’s Ours If We Want It.
Throughout history, nearly all of the progress we’ve made toward a more just and peaceful world has started with seeds of discomfort with the status quo, and the growing sense that a better way is possible. That feeling is what gave birth to bold, audacious visions that have fueled our greatest gains over the past century—from child labor laws to the Civil Rights Movement.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:54am
Why People of Color Should Care about the Keystone Pipeline
Superstorms. Devastating drought. Out-of-control wildfires. Record-breaking temperatures. There’s no doubt about it: climate change has become impossible to ignore.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:03am
The Storm We Can’t Ignore
Lately it seems like no one wants to talk about global warming. The issue has received so little attention from our political candidates during this election cycle that you’d think the problem had evaporated. That is until this week when Hurricane Sandy hit, flattening coastal neighborhoods, leaving millions of Americans without power and forcing dozens of others to face the worst loss of all as their loved ones were swept away.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 8:56am
Chevron: The Toxic Threat Next Door
When the fire broke out at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California last week, this is what families living nearby–including some of our own staff at Green For All–experienced: Their windows rattled and their houses shook. Some of them watched fiery explosions and plumes of dark smoke pour from the refinery. Others just heard the frightening wail of the city’s emergency sirens. They gathered up their children and pets, covered their mouths and noses, and scrambled to seal their doors and windows.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:56am
We Are the 99%
Being part of the 99% isn't about dominance – it's about universality. The struggling economy is impacting everyone. Well, almost everyone. Americans on the whole aren't getting ahead; they're falling further behind every year. Nearly every American is worried about paying his bills or keeping her job. The terrible economy of 2008 has become the still-horrible economy of 2011.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 8:45am
One Year After BP Oil Spill: Communities Lead While Congress Fails
One year ago today, British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit exploded in the Gulf of Mexico — a catastrophe that most Americans will never forget.
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