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Earth Day Celebrated Naming 10 Greenest HBCUs

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Administrators from the number one school on the Building Green Initiative’s list of top ten greenest HBCUs, UMES, stand in front of a picture of the school’s 17-acre solar farm. UMES administrators pictured (L-R): Dr. Ronnie Holden, vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Maurice Ngwaba, assistant to the vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Juliette Bell, president; Dr. G. Dale Wesson, vice president of research and economic development.

Atlanta, GA -A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices and curriculums.

The survey ranked the nation’s most eco-friendly HBCUs and found the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were the top green campuses among public institutions, while Spelman College and Howard University topped the list for private schools, BGI director, Felicia Davis announced today.

“Black colleges are going green,” said Davis. “This survey provides a clear picture of the wide-ranging activities underway at HBCUs to generate renewable energy, build to LEED Gold Certification standards and engage students in green initiatives, ecological curriculum and sustainable lifestyles.”

Rankings were determined by analyzing responses from 43 participating HBCUs in the areas of administration, energy efficiency, green building, recycling, renewable energy generation, food, transportation, purchasing, and student involvement.

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Film & Stage Star Obba Babatundé To Host Angel City Links’ 33rd Anniversary of “Affair of Honor”

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Beverly Hills, CA – The Angel City Chapter of Links, Inc. is celebrating its 33rd anniversary of “The Affair of Honor” with ceremonies to be held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on Saturday, April 26. Film and stage star, Obba Babatundé (“Dreamgirls,” “Chicago,” “Philadelphia”) will host the event.

Explains Susan Cole Hill, president of the Angel City Chapter, “Our Achiever Program is a five-month endeavor that works to ensure our community is stronger each year by supporting our young African American male students who are graduating from high school. We give them the tools to achieve in college so they can become credible, impactful citizens of the world.We work through The Achiever Program, a Legacy award-winning program under the Services to Youth Links facet, and in partnership with motivational coach, Tony Magee and confreres who are successful men in our community and sponsors and donors.In partnership with Achievement Trust, the Angel City Links have surpassed the $2.5 million mark in awards and scholarships with offerings to more than 1100 young men over the years. The culmination of the Achiever Program is the “Affair of Honor.”

To qualify as a candidate for the prestigious Links Achievers course, the young men must carry a 2.5 GPA, be active in school and community projects and have other outstanding personal and academic skills. This year’s class is future doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, and many will work in the film industry, health and computer sciences.

The Affair of Honor is being held at the Saban Theatre for the first time this year, as its multi-million dollar renovations link its historic past with modern future. The program will be videotaped by Innov8-Creative Group for airing later this year.

“This is exactly the kind of program that nourishes our young men and provides them with wisdom and opportunity. I am very honored to be participating,” offers Obba Babatundé.

In addition to serving as host and choreographer, Babatundé is producing and directing the ceremonies with his production partner, award-winning writer/ producer/ director Ruth Adkins Robinson.

Tickets can be purchased at http://achievementtrust.org/Achievement_Trust/The_Achievement_Trust.html.
For Further Information contact Link Tracy Page at callpage@aol.com.

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