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Enter the Fuel Change Challenge

Fuel Change Challenge Artist

Green For All is partnering with Big Picture Anthems to produce an anthem and music video for our  #FuelChange campaign.

Submit your verse telling the stories of people affected by dirty cars, trucks, and buses to be considered for our music video to #FuelChange in our communities.

Selected artists will receive $400, have their verse featured on the anthem, have a chance to be in the music video, and gain national exposure while contributing to social justice.

Traffic-related pollution is now responsible for more deaths than traffic-related accidents. Low-income communities and communities of color are the most impacted by pollution. This anthem and music video will help activate a NATIONAL movement to bring clean transportation to communities across the country.

Download our Background Information Sheet


How to Enter
Open to singers, rappers, and poets in the United States: Ages 15 and Up.

DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019

  1. Download the beat!

    Click here to download the beat (will open a new window).

  2. Learn about the issue. You can read our background info sheet.

    Fuel Change Challenge Background Information

  3. Write a 16-bar verse.
    Make it a story. Put a voice and a face to this public health issue.

    Download the director’s creative vision.

    Fuel Change Challenge Director's Creative Vision

  4. Upload a video of you performing your verse to Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook and use both tags: #FuelChangeChallenge and #GreenForAll.

    Videos do not need to be professional or high quality, but we must be able to hear you clearly. Title your video: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name. 

    To see an example, check out this demo video:

  5. Email your video link with a copy of the lyrics to Ben@BigPictureAnthems.com with the subject line: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name
    DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019
  6. If you’re local to the Bay Area, you can audition in person.

    Audition info: 
    Wed. January 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm KDOL-TV Studios, 286 E 10th St, Oakland, CA


MintPress News - Chicago Transportation Plans Aim To Put Disadvantaged Back To Work

Written by Trisha Marczak, MintPress staff writer

Cross-posted on MintPress News. Read original post here.

When the Chicago Transit Authority opened up its bid for $2 billion for the manufacturing of more than 850 rapid transit cars for its subway and urban train system, it also requested bidders detail how they would create quality jobs for Chicago’s growing unemployed. 

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Huffington Post - Thinking Outside Our Economic Box: How Transit Investments Can Get U.S. Manufacturing Moving Again

Written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, Washington Office Chief of Green For All

Cross-posted on Huffington Post. Read original post here.

As our nation pauses to observe Labor Day this week, you have to wonder what the future holds for American workers. Rising income inequality, a dwindling middle class, the growth of low-wage jobs without benefits, and unemployment rates that remain uncomfortably high should make us wonder whether we've allowed the American Dream to become a mythic fairy tale. 

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Chicago Sun-Times - How the CTA can create city jobs

Written by Naomi Davis, President and Founder of BIG: Blacks in Green and a fellow at Green For All

Cross-posted on Chicago Sun-Times. Read original post here.

Chicago has a huge opportunity, right now, to tackle the problem of unemployment, especially among African Americans. 

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MadameNoire - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Confirmed as New Transportation Secretary

Written by Ann Brown, Madame Noire

Cross-posted on Madame Noire. Read original post here.

...The government is also in the midst of replacing the nation’s air traffic control system, shifting to a system based on satellite technology instead of the current radar technology.  These are just some of the problems waiting for Foxx.  But most are optimistic about his confirmation, including anti-poverty/environmental  organization Green For All, which was founded by another for Obama appointment (albeit a controversial one), Van Jones who was Special Advisor for Green Jobs. 

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Anthony Foxx Confirmed as Secretary of Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Alyssa Cocchi
press@gfa.fchq.ca

WASHINGTON – Today, Anthony Foxx was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Department of Transportation. As mayor of one of the largest cities in the South—Charlotte, North Carolina—Foxx has worked to promote eco-friendly hybrid buses and community transit projects, including light rail and streetcar networks.

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Clean Technica - 110,000 Clean Energy, Clean Transport Jobs Announced In The US In 2012

Cross-posted on Clean Technica. Read original post here.

Some 110,000 new jobs could result from the more than 300 clean energy and clean transportation projects announced in the US in 2012, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), “a national community of individual business leaders who advocate for good environmental policy while building economic prosperity.” 

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Students Win Affordable Public Transportation

Last fall, students at DeAnza college won a huge victory for clean air and for their own wallets: The Eco-Pass, which provides students with almost free public transportation.  Student leaders took time with Green For All to share the secrets of their success and we’re sharing them with you in our latest tool, “How to Bring the Eco-Pass to Your Campus." 

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What the (bleep) is the Green Economy?


Bike Commuter to Ride Hundreds of Miles for Green For All

Written by Mimi Torres

I've always considered myself an environmentalist. As a young girl, I was the one that encouraged the family to recycle, and I always signed us up for beach clean-ups. I became vegetarian when I was 10 and vegan when I was 20. In college I became more directly involved with activism through on and off campus environmental groups. It was also in college that I made the conscious decision not to drive. After getting my license, I went and looked at a few used cars, but then I realized that if I had a car, I would drive it all the time, especially to see friends that lived out of town, and then I would feel like a hypocrite. 

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