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Vision:

Building green, healthy and sustainable communities through brotherhood and service.

Mission:  

The mission of the Alpha Goes Green committee is to assure that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  develops and implements a plan that clearly defines processes for:

  • The adoption of green policies by the Fraternity
  • Capacity-building within the brotherhood on green issues
  • Development of partnerships with national organizations to advocate for green resources in underserved and disadvantaged communities
  • Capacity-building in underserved communities to implement green programming and initiatives for empowerment
  • Healthy economic development
  • Positive social change

Moreover, the committee will provide the general president, the Board of Directors and general membership with the leadership necessary to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Alpha Goes Green imitative on behalf of the organization in its entirety.

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Green Goals - 2010

Goal #1: Alpha Goes Green

Alpha Goes Green

 

  • Create a green presence within the Fraternity
  • Assist the efforts of the Fraternity to adopt green policies such as
    • paper reduction
    • recycling
    • and energy efficiency at Headquarters
  • Have green national and regional conventions
  • Create a Alpha Goes Green website
  • Create a brochure about the Green Initiative
  • Build a national presence using Facebook and MySpace
  • Have a national spokesperson for the Initiative

 

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Goal #2: Capacity-Building on Green Issues within the Fraternity

  •  Train the membership on green issues including climate change, how to be green, environmental justice, alternative energy, energy efficiency, sustainable development, green collar jobs/green economy
  • Obtain funding from federal and foundation sources for the Green Education Campaign including EPA, USDA, DOL, HUD, DOE, Kresge, Surdna, Mott, and Kellogg
  • Create Resources for chapters to perform green training at the local level
  • Implement various national programs to fundraise on green issues

 

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Goal #3: Build National, Regional, and Local Green Partnerships

  • Develop partnerships with green and sustainable development organizations such as Greenceed, Green for All, Green Economy Diversity Initiative, Sustainable Communities Development Group, Enterprise, and Habitat for Humanity
  • Develop partnerships with environmental organizations such as National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, Greenceed, and Green for All
  • Develop partnerships with members of the Divine 9, NAACP, and National Urban League
  • Develop partnerships with environmental justice organizations such as WEACT, Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative (EJCC), SNEEJ, APEN, and others
  • Develop partnerships with federal agencies including EPA, DOE, DOL, USDA, HUD, and others
  • Develop or expand partnerships with corporations such as Exxon Mobil, Ford, GM, Home Depot, sustainable agriculture companies, and environmental firms
  • Develop partnerships with national health advocacy organizations such as the American Public Health Association
  • Develop partnerships with educational institutions particularly historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and land grant colleges

 

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Goal #4: Capacity-Building in Underserved and Disadvantaged Communities

  • Provide training on green issues including climate change, how to be green, environmental justice, alternative energy, energy efficiency, and green collar jobs/green economy to undeserved and disadvantaged communities
  • Obtain funding for the Community Green Education Campaign
  • Provide technical assistance and infrastructure support to community-based organizations on green issues and sustainability
  • Help with green jobs training and economic development in underserved and disadvantaged communities

 

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