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The Green Life: Green Your Environmental Justice: Join the Green-Collar Economy

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January 11, 2011

Green Your Environmental Justice: Join the Green-Collar Economy

Start a solar installation business In anticipation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 17, this week's tips will honor King's legacy by focusing on environmental justice, helping you fight for the dream that all communities, regardless of race or income level, can have freedom from pollution and the opportunity to benefit from the green economy.

Tip #2: Support Your Local Green Economy

For many communities, the emerging green economy offers a new path to prosperity, so whether you're installing solar panels or buying organic produce, seek out opportunities to support local, minority-owned businesses. If you're looking for work, check out Green For All's resources for job-seekers. Got an idea for an eco-oriented business? Browse Business.gov's list of government programs for minority entrepreneurs and Green For All's Green Business Plan Guide.

Tell us: Which green businesses do you recommend?

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