This is the latest music video from the Green Guard collective, featuring Lali, Mira and Ida.
The Green Guard collective at United Roots was started by local artist and environmental educator, Mira Manickam through a grant from the Open Circle Foundation with some additional funding from other foundations and groups, The Green Guard aims to raise awareness about the presence of nature in the urban environment through hip hop arts and media. Green Guard youth artists explored natural spaces in Oakland through hands on workshops, and worked with Mira Manickam and other collective members to create media and art inspired and informed by their experiences in urban nature. This artwork was be shared with the Oakland community through performances that celebrate and examine the diverse ways people can relate to the local environment. The program takes place at United Roots, and includes off site trainings in Oakland natural spaces.