Green Festival Speakers
Jameelah Muhammad is the Community Program Coordinator for the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College, where she has designed a mentorship program for local area high school students and advanced access to Energy Efficiency, Solar and other green collar training for community members. She majored in Biology and Environmental Health with a specialization in Resource Management at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and is now working on her Masters (M.A.) in Labor Relations at the City University of New York in partnership with Cornell University Institute of Labor Relations. Formerly an Organizer at New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda, she worked to identify green collar job creation potential within Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC. She is also a certified ROOTS of Success Environmental Literacy Instructor. Her work is a reflection of her diverse experiences related to racial, religious, and gender discrimination, being exposed to different socioeconomic environments, and overcoming personal adversity in order to achieve a deep appreciation for life and sense of immense responsibility to humanity and mother nature. In April 2010, Jameelah joined over 30,000 people in Cochabamba, Bolivia for the People's World Conference on Climate Change. She is committed to empowering people in her community and helping people see the interconnectedness of the environment, economy, and social justice.