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Green 2.0 Names Hip Hop Caucus President Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. as New Board Chair

April 25, 2023


For Immediate Release: April 25, 2023
Media Contact: Aonya McCruiston,

Green 2.0 Names Hip Hop Caucus President Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. as New Board Chair

Washington, DC — Today, Green 2.0, the movement builder working to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the green movement, named Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, as its new Board Chair.

“Rev. Yearwood is truly a one-of-a-kind trailblazer with deep experience in building diverse coalitions to shift culture, demand change, and speak truth to power,” said Andres Jimenez, Executive Director of Green 2.0. “Through his groundbreaking leadership in the Hip Hop Caucus, he has fundamentally changed the way the green movement works with and for communities of color. We are excited to have his unique perspective and mobilizing energy leading our Board with the passion and urgency that this moment requires.”

“As a Black leader in the green movement, Green 2.0’s mission speaks directly to both my heart and my life’s work,” said Rev. Yearwood. “Because climate change already disproportionately impacts communities of color, we cannot have climate justice without racial justice or racial justice without climate justice. We must walk together and demand that the green movement reflects the voices and lived experiences of the communities impacted first and worst by climate change.”

Rev. Yearwood has bridged the gap between communities of color and environmental advocates for nearly two decades. Through his work with the Hip Hop Caucus, he has built support for the green movement among both celebrities and impacted communities of color. He is also known for founding the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign to advocate for the rights of Hurricane Katrina survivors. His work has won him acclaim from environmental organizations, the Obama Administration, and the Rolling Stone which dubbed him a “New Green Hero.”


Green 2.0 is a 501(c)3 independent campaign working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among environmental organizations. Green 2.0 believes in a powerful, winning environmental movement grounded in equity and inclusion.