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Where Sustainability Meets Environmental Justice

Naomi Denise Davis, Founder of Blacks in Green TM, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 12, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is a forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from 

If you were to ask Davis what her core values are, she would say they mirror the core values of Blacks in Green TM. “Conserve or collapse; help is not on the way; nothing trumps self-help; only a whole-system solution can transform a whole-system problem.”

Davis founded Blacks In Green (BIG) TM  to create a 5-year green-village-building proof of concept in  a TIF in Chicago’s West Woodlawn community. She has also been instrumental in the negotiations surrounding a community benefits agreement between the Englewood community and Norfolk Southern Railroad.  Davis and Leonard will discuss Blacks in Green’s work in West Woodlawn; lessons learned from this work, as well as the 8 Principles of Green Village Building.

Keywords: Capacity Building, community development, environment, Naomi Davis, Nonprofit "U", Nonprofit Podcasts, Sustainability, Valerie F. Leonard

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