Skip to comments.Obama's 'Green the Block' Sept. 11: Fun, Music, Block Parties, Bubble Gum and Dumpster Diving
Posted on 09/09/2009 10:55:23 PM PDT by kristinn
Matthew Vadum recently reported that Barack Obama was operating under the radar to subvert observances of the anniversary of the September 11 attacks by using anti-American leftists Van Jones and Lennox Yearwood to hijack the day with a radical environmental agenda under the guise of Green the Block, a joint project of their respective groups Green for All and the Hip Hop Caucus.
Sure enough, the project has been pretty much ignored by the media, even by the conservative media that covered the Van Jones saga.
Below are examples of events listed at Green the Block for this Friday, September 11, 2009--the eight anniversary of the attacks.
Bowling Green, KY
September 11, 2009 03:30PM to 05:00PM
Hosted by Carrie Barnette Event Description:
Featuring a concert by hip-hop sensations, "Nappy Roots" and an Energy and Job Fair, Green the Block - Bowling Green will let people know about the importance of energy efficiency, how they can do it and how they can find jobs that do it!
Kalamazoo, MI September 11, 2009 05:00PM to 10:00PM
Hosted by Joe Orchanian
Every year western michigan university host bronco bash, a festival that draws hundreds of organizations and thousands of patrons. Last year, we launched the first ever WMU green team. With the efforts of only a handful of people, we were able to reduce the waste produced by the event by 70%. We advertised recycling containers, and sorted through garbage looking for cans and bottles.
We need to do this again, and we need people to help make it happen for the second year in a row!
Green The Block with Gateway 2 Heritage
September 11, 2009 12:00PM to 02:00PM
Hosted by Sizwe Herring
Join the teams at Tennessee State University's Gateway 2 Heritage and EarthMatters Tennessee with music on the courtyard. Come learn about sustainability, environmental justice and how to green up our community and campus life.
Charlotte, NC September 11, 2009 05:00PM to 10:00PM
Hosted by Jonathan Nazeer
Green the Block Charlotte will be held in the Hidden Valley Community and feature * Community Giveaway ** Clean the Block * Community Cook-out** Retrofit the Block * Green the Block Rally featuring local Celebrities, Politicial and Business Leaders ** Green Collar Job and Job Training Information * Green Business Showcase. (co-sponsored by Rib Palace and Powerade)
Say It, Spray It, Recycle It Too
September 11, 2009 10:00AM to 04:00PM
Hosted by Pamela B. Daniels
Help design and paint a 'Green the Block' mural at the Hunterdon Street Community Garden. The Working Green Youth Employees have spent the summer training in landscape design in City Parks. The Community Garden at 288 Hunterdon Street is their final project, and we want you-the Newark community to add the finishing touches to the spot. Can't paint? That's okay too! Come out and show your support as we collect recyclable materials from neighboring businesses and homeowners to deliver to the West Orange Recycling Center, the local Newark depot.
Join Working Green, Building Green Solutions, and fellow Newarkers as we encourage the Hunterdon Street Community too 'Green the Block!'
Food, drinks, and music dependent upon sponsorship.
This event is the rare one that mentions our troops:
September 11, 2009 11:00AM to 07:00PM
Hosted by Janna Besh
Community Picnic. Solano Green Alliance will be having a old fashioned Picnic in City Park in Vallejo. Families and other Community members are encouraged to bring a picnic and celebrate with us to honor the troops that risk their lives everyday for our Country. We will be also doing a park clean up that day. The City Park playground was built by the community. Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
September 11, 2009 12:00PM to 02:00PM
Hosted by Jerz E. Brown
As the third largest market in the state of PA the Lehigh Valley aka ABE MSA has long been slept on for its spirit of community, art, entreprenu8erialism, and most importantly hip-hop culture! Join Jerz E Brown aka Grand Master IRON FiST and the Hip-Hop Culture Foundation in a effort to unite with our people from across the country and represent for mother earth!
(Bethlehem will also have an open mic and 'community gathering' 6-9:30 p.m. on 9/11)
Green Neat Angels Los Angeles , CA
September 11, 2009 12:00PM to 02:00PM
Hosted by Todd Roberts
To help cleanse the community In environment from trash droping and dumping demonds . Also to wash alway gum thats has been harden on the cement And to educate the younger generation of green neat angels .
Many of the Green the Block events promise fun! For example, Sacramento:
Green Oak Park! Sacramento, CA
September 11, 2009 05:00PM to 08:00PM
Hosted by Charles Mason
Date/Time: September 11, 2009, 5:00 8:00 p.m.
Host: Ubuntu Green, Oak Park Neighborhood Association, Oak Park Weed and Seed, Oak Park Business Association
Green the Block is a national movement to have Green the Block events in communities nationwide on September 11th (National Day of Service). www.greentheblock.net This is a partnership of Green for All and the Hip Hop Caucus in coordination with the Obama Administration.
The Oak Park event will have partner organizations set up educational/food tables and educate visitors on green lifestyles.
Community members will participate in creating a green community art project.
Musical performances, food and other fun activities for the entire family
I'll close out this report with the only event (out of several dozen, but not all, of the Green the Block events I looked at) that pays tribute to those murdered on Sept. 11 and those who tried to save them:
September 11, 2009 01:00PM to 07:00PM
Hosted by Mamie McGowan
Green the Block activities include:
The coming together to memorialize the fallen victims and heroes of 911 in a way that will allow us to proactively build on their sacrifice, the event will be held at The Church At Bethels Family, Friday 9/11/09 from 1:00p.m. ‐ 7:00p.m. An opening service will honor those lives lost during the tragedy of 9.11.01 and to pay tribute to those who continue to proudly serve today. Afterward the youth of the neighboring areas will arrive and be treated to a day of educational games, interactive sessions and have an opportunity to plant their own crop in our new Vegetable Garden located on the churchs property.SNIP
Counterprogramming 9/11. What a bunch of perverts.
And please hurry so as to cut our losses to our traditional American Capitalism, our free enterprise system and all our other precious Freedoms!!!
This is more like GANG-GREENING the block that was busted previously!!!
That son of a ....! What a lowlife scumbag.
Pray for our country and pray that America wakes up, before it's too late, to the evil that has inhabited the WH.
Just when you thought it was enough.
I think people should show up at these events with huge sandwich signs, with color photos on front and back showing the REALITY of September 11, 2001.
This is pure Hugo Chavez neighborhood barrior organization for communism, nothing more, nothing less--and on the graves of those who perished 8 years ago.
Sorry for the graphic comment but I can barely contain myself over this.
WOW a real party the only thing missing are the flyovers. /sarc
Green the Block Mission
Green the Block seeks to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color have the resources and platforms needed to access the benefits and opportunities of the growing clean-energy economy. The four pillars of the Green The Block campaign are:
Education and awareness
The campaign is principled on the foundation that a clean energy economy can address the joint crises of poverty and pollution at the same time. Pollution and poverty hurts everyone, but it hurts low-income and communities of color the most.
The solution is two-fold, just and equitable climate and energy legislation at all levels of government and grassroots efforts to engage and educate the communities that can’t afford another gray economy that works for a select few.
Green For All and The Hip Hop Caucus and are co-convening a diverse coalition of national and local organizations to support the principles of Green the Block, elevate successful local and city-wide green economy models, and build awareness and educate communities of color about the social, environmental and economic benefits of going green.
several Obama Administration officials — including Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson — and members of Green the Block held a press conference outside the West Wing offices of the White House to discuss opportunities in the new green economy and announce the first major initiative of Green the Block.
“From policy creation to community implementation, the Green the Block campaign wants to see access and opportunity created for all Americans, to build prosperity and a healthier planet for future generations,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus. “The first milestone for Green the Block will be on our National Day of Service, September 11, 2009, where we will organize Green the Block service events around the country in coordination with the President’s initiative, United We Serve.”
“We are ready to work, ready to serve, and ready to green our blocks,” added Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All.
This is an absolute smack in the face to those who were murdered on 9/11 and their families.
Red jihadist filth.Every day there are new outrages..
This pretty much sickens me.
Why doesn’t Obama invite his Palestinian friends over and they can all just dance in the streets and celebrate 9ll.
Ooooops, I guess that is what they are doing....
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