Omar Freilla, is founder of Green Workers Cooperatives and is one of the nations top black environmentalists. He has worked in the field for more than 13-years and says his primary goal is to develop worker-owned green business that help improve the environment and thereby the safety and health for blacks.
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COULD NEW YORK WORKER-OWNED GREEN BUSINESS MODEL BE A SOLUTION FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR BLACKS NATIONWIDE?
Top Black Environmentalists “Nikki Silvestri, who is the Executive Director of Green For All, Denzel Thompson, who is the Co-Founder of Philadelphia Urban Creators, Tanya Fields, founder of The BLK Projek, Norris McDonald, founder of the African-American Environmentalist Association, Urban Farmer Karen Washington and Award-winning Environmental Justice Coordinator Karl Fulton. Others include Green Worker Cooperatives Founder Omar Friella, Lisa Jackson, who was the first African American administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), John Francis, who is nicknamed as the “Planet Walker,” New York Times Best- Selling Author Anthony K. Van Jones, Professor Robert Bullard, the “father of the environmental justice movement”, Award Winning Environmentalist Activist Majora Carter, Meteorologist Dr. Warren M. Washington, CEO of Growing Power Inc., Will Allen, Shelton Johnson, a Yosemite National Park ranger and Award Winning Environmentalist, Justice Advocate and Scholar Dr. Beverly Wright,” Source: BET.com.