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Rapper COOLIO and Jazz Saxophonist, JAREZ, among artists signing on to help engage black youth in the climate change discussion

CoolioJarezRapper/ reality star Coolio and jazz saxophonist, Jarez are among recently enlisted as spokespersons for the Environmental Justice and Climate Change’s (EJCC) campaign to educate students at Historically Black College and University’s (HBCU) about the global warming crisis, EJCC director, Nia Robinson announced today.

“Our goal is to engage a diverse group of youth in the fight for climate justice,” says Robinson. “Whether they’re old school hip-hop fans, jazz enthusiasts, or among the neo-soul crew, we want them focused on climate change. EJCC is pleased to have Coolio and Jarez reaching out to their base to promote environmental sustainability.”

The campaign will kickoff July 11, 2008 on “Just Environment,” an EJCC sponsored urban talk program that will integrate diverse perspectives on environmental issues and underscore EJCC’s campaign efforts. Broadcasting weekly at noon on 91.9, “The Jazz of the City,” and live online at www..com , the the show will feature informative discussions of problems and solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles. The show is hosted by Na’Taki Osborne Jelks and the jazz stylings of Jarez, from his CD release “To the Top” will provide the musical signature for the show.