PODER Magazine names Top 100 Green Latino leaders, including The City Project’s Founding Director and Counsel Robert García.
Like plants peeping up here and there in spring, the green economy is growing and blooming nationwide. Across sectors and professions, Latinos are leading the way.
Two of the hottest issues in the United States today are the significant growth in the Hispanic population and the increased emphasis on green issues. Less publicized is what is happening at their confluence: more Latinos are playing important roles in environmental issues than ever. PODER’s Top 100 Green Latinos [lists] the pioneers of this new frontier.
In California, . . . two-thirds of Latino voters considered themselves “conservationists,” while 90 percent believe we could “protect the environment and create jobs at the same time.”
Our list features Latinos from all walks of life trying to do just that . . . .
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