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The green movement is about more than celebrities driving hybrid cars and building green homes. It's about everyday people around the country doing grassroots work to reshape their streets, blocks, neighborhoods and cities.


Through strategies ranging from hip-hop to children's television to beekeeping—yes, beekeeping!—these 10 community leaders are making the green movement accessible, fun and profitable.

Take a look at the Green Collar Heroes photo gallery.

Zakiya Harris, co-founder and co-director, Grind for the Green

Brenda Palms-Barber, CEO, North Lawndale Employment Network (NLN), Sweet Beginnings and Beeline Cosmetics

John Moore, energy and environmental policy analyst, New Orleans Office of Recovery Management

Daniell “Danni” Washington, founder, The Big Blue & You Foundation, Inc.

Tony Anderson, co-founder, Let’s Raise a Million

LaDonna Redmond, president and CEO, Institute for Community Resource Development (ICRD)


Juan Reynosa, field organizer, New Mexico Youth Organized

Baye Adofo-Wilson, executive director, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

Kandi Mossett, Tribal Campus Climate Challenge organizer

Karen Monahan, community organizer for Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota & HIRE


Take a look at the Green Collar Heroes photo gallery.

Dayo Olopade: Black Folks, Green Thumbs.

Majora Carter: City dwellers can save the world.

Dayo Olopade: Seven ways to love your mother (earth, that is).

John Kerry: Making the green movement more brown.

Kai Wright: Why environmental justice isn't enough.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Getting in on the Green Ground Floor.

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