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12 African Americans who are greening the nation

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 2, 2011, 12:18 p.m. and Al Gore

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3 of 14 of Black Eyed Peas fame was so inspired by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” that he wrote two songs, “S.O.S. (Mother Nature)” and “Take Our Planet Back,” to educate his fans about global warming and inspire them to take action. The “Take Our Planet Back” video features clips of Gore and montages of the environmental challenges the Earth faces. The musical star also drives an electric car and has installed solar panels on his home. His goal is to become completely energy self-sufficient and says, “I am brown, but I want to be green.”