Monday, February 21, 2011

'Blacks in Green' share BIG Ideas for Community

Blacks in Green is a nonprofit founded by the granddaughter of sharecroppers who believes that black communities will fare better by going green and redeveloping communities as self-sustaining, as opposed to dependence upon importing food and everyday needs. “In my Mom's walkable village, everything they ate, they grew; everything they wore, they made; and they were happy ,” writes the activist attorney founder.

The Chicago Tribune reported today, “… Blacks in Green is working on a template for a sustainable-living pilot project in a section of Woodlawn that could create the city's first green tax-increment financing district and develop a business district that would promote education, crafts, performance venues as well as a ‘museum without walls’ extension of the nearby DuSable Museum of African American History.”

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