One of my goals for the year was to start a blog. The theme of this blog will be around my efforts to reduce my carbon footprint, be a more responsible world citizen in protecting the environment, and supporting safe and sustainable work environments for others. I think that my upbringing in the 70's on the west coast influenced my beliefs around sustainability and being considerate of the world that we share with others, humans and animals. I don't hear too many African Americans or Hispanics speaking about these kinds of issues, although, I have read stories of activists rallying against environmental racism. That is why I titled my blog Blackann2green. I like that name also because it can also because green can be interpreted as nature, environment and money. Black can be interepreted as being in the black or being profitable. We can respect, conserve and save the environment while also saving money.