The Rev. Lennox Yearwood is speaking on the Green Festival Main Stage at 2 pm on Saturday: “Green Mojo: How the Green Movement Can Get It Back, and Keep It In the Future”.
His Background -Rev. Lennox Yearwood: A pacemaker within the green movement, Rev Yearwood has successfully bridged the gap between communities of color and environmental justice for more than three years. In 2009, Yearwood led the Hip Hop Caucus to create the Green the Block campaign in partnership with Green for All. In result, the Hip Hop Caucus is the first organization to launch a national grassroots campaign from the White House. In 2010 Yearwood was named one of the 100 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine, and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. Now, in 2011 the Hip Hop Caucus is fighting poverty and pollution at the same time with the One Planet. One Voice. campaign. Money matters when it comes to environmental justice. One Planet. Once Voice. addresses the disproportionate affects of pollution on impoverished communities. Yearwood’s unique influence promoted Discovery Communications to produce a full-length documentary covering his life and leadership.
Lee Callahan interviews the Reverend here: