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GREEN DMV, AME Church bishops and Joint Center partner to develop national model to reduce energy consumption in houses of worship

4.4.12 - GREEN DMV partners with AME Church bishops and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to develop a national model to reduce energy consumption in houses of worship.


WUSA 9: GREEN DMV hosts iGreen Reception with Congressional Black Caucus' Representative Emanuel Cleaver

8.22.11 - GREEN DMV hosts Unplugged "iGreen" reception in conjunction with the "iLead, iServe" CBC theme which welcomed political leaders from around the country to bring awareness to environmental issues in low-income communities.


GREEN DMV featured in Black Enterprise Magazine for Extreme Green Makeover for Virginia Homeowner

6.15.11 - GREEN DMV talked to Black Enterprise Magazine about the importance of people adopting green practices as a way to stay healthy and save money. GREEN DMV helped Virginia home owner, Renee Clark reduce her energy and water bills by upgrading her appliances to more energy-efficient models through its healthy homes program.


GREEN DMV cofounders talk to NAACP's Crisis Magazine about the importance of getting minorities engaged in the conversation on energy

6.9.11 - GREEN DMV talked to NAACP's Crisis Magazine about the state of the clean energy economy and the importance of protecting the most vunerable individuals by fighting poverty and pollution at the same time.


GREEN DMV's Green Faith Initiative awards $90K to houses of worship in Washington, DC

4.23.11 - GREEN DMV hosted its Green Faith Initiatve (GFI) in the Deanwood community of Northeast, DC. District residents learned why the faith-based community should take the lead in embracing environmental stewardship. GFI awarded $90,000 in energy retrofit grants to 3 DC houses of worship.



Virginia Governor, Robert F. McDonnell recognizes GREEN DMV

4.18.11 - In recognition of GREEN DMV winning the 2010 EPA Mid-Atlantic Environmental Excellence award, Virginia governor Robert McDonnell commends GREEN DMV for its work to create green jobs for low-income communities.

Washington Life Magazine names GREEN DMV cofounders Green City Leaders

4.14.11 - In recognition of Earth Day, Washington Life Magazine recognizes GREEN DMV Cofounders Philip O'Neal and Rhon Hayes as 2 environmentalists working to green communities in the District of Columbia.

GREEN DMV receives EPA Environmental Excellence Award

4.13.11 - The Mid-Atlantic Environmental Achievement Awards recognized groups, agencies, individuals and businesses making extraordinary contributions to improving the environment in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

GREEN DMV partners with EPA Faith-Based Initiative

3.28.11 - Through the EPA's Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership Initiative, we serve as an environmental leader in the community. Through collaboration, education and volunteerism, the FBNP Initiative provides tools and resources to benefit our current environmental programs. The Initiative also builds a network of communities across the country support environmental literacy and stewardship.

Politic 365: Embracing Energy Efficiency for Communities of Color

12.3.10 - If lawmakers in Washington are serious about addressing the needs of Americans living in poverty, they would do well to take a serious look at energy efficiency as a major component of any energy policy to be drafted in Congress over the next 2 years.

Huffington Post: Energy Efficiency Is "Common Ground" for a Clean Energy Future

11.18.10 - Following the mid-term elections, it would be egregious to believe that we can make any significant progress on clean energy over the next two years and while smart grid technology presents an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to work together, energy efficiency remains the more promising option.

NBC Washington: "We Have a Long Way to Go"

11.8.10 - Environmental leaders gathered at the Capitol Skyline Hotel last night to discuss tackling a global problem with grassroots solutions. “We can be a part of the answer right here in our own back yard,” Green DMV co-founder Rhon Hayes said.


Fifteen Minutes with Rhon Hayes of Green DMV

11.4.10 - Meet Rhon Hayes next Monday, November 8 at the World House Series event, “Local Solutions to a Global Challenge: Envisioning a Sustainable District” with Councilmember Tommy Wells and Cynthia Hartley of the Capitol Hill Energy Co-op. FREE Panel Discussion and Reception at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 6:30 p.m.

GREEN DMV's Rhon Hayes talks to WRVS about green jobs

8.26.10 - GREEN DMV cofounder, Rhon Hayes talks to Greg Sampson, a radio personality on WRVS radio station at the campus of Elizabeth City State University, a historically black university in northeastern, North Carolina. The program was aimed at educating students about sustainability.

Philip O'Neal contributes to Black Enterprise's Green insider

8.11.10 - GREEN DMV cofounder, Philip O'Neal talks to Black Enterprise's Green Insider about 7 traditional jobs that could be green.

Van Jones joins GREEN DMV at Green Night Out fundraiser event

7.13.10 - GREEN DMV hosted its first annual GREEN NIGHT OUT fundraiser and award ceremony at the beautiful Longview Gallery. The event brought out both the fashionable and "green" supporters the environmental movement in the Greater Washington region.


GREEN DMV to celebrate award and honor Van Jones

7.6.10 - Politic365 features GREEN DMV and talks cofounder Rhon Hayes about their upcoming GREEN NIGHT OUT fundraiser and their work to ensure that the clean energy economy makes room for everyone to participate.


DC Social Entrepreneurs lead Green Jobs movement

6.1.2010 - GREEN DMV talks to Black Gives Back about their work in low-income communities to promote clean energy and green jobs as a pathway out of poverty..

GREEN DMV founders honored at 3rd annual Washingtonian Magazine awards

5.12.10 - GREEN DMV was honored at Washingtonian magazine’s 3rd annual Green Awards at Blue Ridge Restaurant in Northwest DC. The Green Awards honors those who preserve and protect our environment and teach the virtues of living green.

GREEN DMV featured in Washingtonian Magazine for environmental leadership

4.22.10 - Washingtonian magazine’s May 2010 edition featured the great impact of GREEN DMV’s work and named GREEN DMV a recipient of their 2010 Green Award,  which honors those who protect the environment and teach others the importance of eco-friendly living.

Give a day of service with GREEN DMV and get a free Disney Day

1.08.10 - GREEN DMV joins the Disney "Give a Day. Get a Disney Day" volunteer program. Volunteers who work at designated GREEN DMV community service events will receive one free theme park ticket to the Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort.

EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson recognizes GREEN DMV for environmental work

12.05.09 - EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recognizes GREEN DMV for its efforts to put residents in the Capital region back to work in green jobs and encourages everyone to get involved in their own community to live more sustainably, conserve energy and help preserve the environment.

GREEN DMV featured on the Inside Scoop

6.21.09 - GREEN DMV Cofounder, Rhon Hayes talks to Sam Hancock, President of EmeralPlanet, about helping faith-based communities save money on energy costs and it's work to provide environmental education to children to raise awareness and encourage environmental stewardship amongst young people in low-income communities.

Grabbing African Americans by the green collar

5.16.09 - GREEN DMV co-founder and CEO, Philip O'Neal talks to Black Enterprise about the opportunities that exist for African Americans to access new green job opportunities in the clean energy future of America. Green DMV is educating low-income communities about the benefits of green job opportunities as pathways out of poverty.

Planet Connect talks to GREEN DMV's Rhon Hayes

5.07.09 - GREEN DMV co-founder, Rhon Hayes featured on Planet Connect. Planet Connect is a partnership between The National Environmental Education Foundation and The Weather Channel. The collaboration is a component of Classroom Earth, an online social network where high school students can learn about environmental careers.

GREEN DMV Cofounder talks about green jobs

4.16.09 - GREEN DMV co-founder, Rhon Hayes participates in a panel discussion on green jobs in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area and the economy on Voicebox: Real talk, a DC Metropolitan talkshow. Panelists include representatives from Greenpeace USA, Sustainable Business Network of Washington and Dragonfly Renewables.

GREEN DMV joins Climate Equity Alliance

4.14.09 - GREEN DMV joins the Climate Equity Alliance in partnership with a broad range of organizations -- from the research, advocacy, faith-based, labor, and civil rights communities -- to advocate for strong climate legislation that protects and provides opportunity for low- and moderate-income communities.

GREEN DMV's Philip O'Neal featured in Upscale Magazine

4.5.09 - GREEN DMV co-founder, Philip O'Neal contributes to the May 2009 issue of Upscale Magazine's Green Guide. Upscale Magazine is a national lifestyle and entertainment magazine with a circulation of over 225,000, Upscale enlightens readers on topics ranging from entertainment, fashion, beauty and health to finances and news.

Philip O'Neal discusses big savings in the green economy with Black Enterprise Magazine

7.7.08 - GREEN DMV co-founder, Philip O'neal speaks to Black Enterprise about small business owners making relatively inexpensive changes to make a big impact in their places of businesses. There is a misconception that to be considered green, you have to invest large sums of money into costly retrofits. Small operational changes can make a huge impact to your bottom line and contribute to saving the environment.