16 Black Environmentalists You Should Know

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  • 042111 news national environment Lisa P Jackson
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist john francis
  • 042111 news national environment Van Jones
  • 042111 news national environment robert bullard
  • 042111 news national environment Majora Carter
  • 042111 news national environment warren washington
  • 042111 news national environment Will Allen
  • 042111 news national environment Shelton Johnson
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist dr beverly wright
  • Nikki Silvestri
  • Denzel Thompson
  • Tanya Fields
  • Norris McDonald
  • Karen Washington
  • Kari Fulton
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist Omar Freilla

Van Jones

Anthony K. "Van" Jones is an environmental advocate and New York Times best-selling author. The co-founder of three non-profits (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green for All) he was named by Time magazine as one of its “Heroes of the Environment.” President Obama appointed Jones as Special Advisor for Green Jobs in March of 2009, a newly created position. He stepped down later that year, though, after coming under a hailstorm of criticism from conservatives for his past controversial political activities. 

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