16 Black Environmentalists You Should Know

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  • 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
  • 042111 news national environment Lisa P Jackson
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist john francis
  • 042111 news national environment Van Jones
  • 042111 news national environment robert bullard

Will Allen

Will Allen, a former professional basketball player, is the founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As an urban farmer, Allen specializes in bringing healthy food — fresh fruits, vegetables and fish — to under-served communities using a unique growing system he developed himself. In 2008, he was awarded the MacArthur "genius" grant for his efforts and in 2010 he was placed on Time magazine's Most Influential People in the World list.

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