Major PROPS to our Green is the New Black student group at Huston-Tillotson University for bringing home the green at the Ford Foundation HBCU Community Challenge. They were competing against graduate students from the “HBCU Ivy League” and won first place, $75,000 and 5 iPad airs. So very proud of these guys. Thank you to all our supporters of the dumpster project that got us here: Barbara Brown Wilson Vanessa Svihla Liz Ogbu Rich Corsi and Les Shephard. #winning #uinfirstplace #hustontillotson #hbcu #be_ht #atx #sustainability #community
It’s about to get real in Detroit – Ford Motor Company has awarded GitnB an award as one of the four finalists in the HBCU Community Challenge – we are going toe-to-toe with Howard, Tuskegee and Fayetteville on December 6th for the grand prize. Stay tuned and stay green!
GitnB welcomes Austin’s Food for Black Thought for some good-ole cross pollenation!
Food for Black Thought is in the business of:
- 1) Collaborating with community organizers to build food buying collectives among Black folks and other people of color in the Austin area
- 2) Co-organizing trainings to facilitate grassroots knowledge about food, food collectives, and more
- 3) Still hosting documentary screenings and creative events on food and the food system
- 4) Working with community members to build and conduct local surveys
- 5) Supporting local grassroots efforts that work with Black communities and other people of color on food related issues
Left to Right: Dominique Bowman (FFBT), Maurice Fleming (co-chair, GitnB), Dr. Kevin Thomas (FFBT co-founder), Olivia Sanchez (co chair, GitnB), Sarah Lindell (GitnB), Dr. Amanda Masino (Advisor, GitnB), Jelly Erazo (GitnB), Naya Jones (FFBT co-founder)
GitNB co-chairs Maurice Fleming and Olivia Sanchez as well as members Jelly Erazo and Evette Jackson were featured on national ABC affiliates talking about living in a dumpster. Jelly even has it on her ‘bucket list’.
We are fostering new shades of green as the roots of our future…