Influential Environmentalist to speak at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Environmentalist Jerome Ringo will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Susquehanna Room of the Binghamton University Union.  The talk, titled “The Color of Green: A Collective Voice Toward Change,” is free and open to the public.

Ringo is president of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of diverse leaders fighting to free America from foreign energy and who are strong proponents of green business. The alliance lobbies for investments in alternative clean-energy sources, energy-efficient technology and jobs.

Ringo’s efforts have caught the attention of economists, conservationists, labor and even President Barack Obama.  Apollo’s ten year, five million green jobs plan was often echoed by Obama during his campaign and is positioned to act as the catalyst for economic stimulus in the new administration.

In 1996, Ringo was elected to serve on the National Wildlife Federation board of directors, and in 2005 he became the chair of the board, and the first African-American to head a major conservation organization.

This event is sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center.  For more information, visit

Last Updated: 9/17/13