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51 Environmental Organizations Pledge Equitable Pay For All Employees

March 27, 2024


For Immediate Release: March 27, 2024
Media Contact: Sonali Doshi,


Green 2.0’s “Pay-Equity Pledge” Promotes Commitment to DEIJ Standards, Including Salary Equity

WASHINGTON — Green 2.0 today announced the 51 environmental organizations nationwide that have pledged to ensure a more equitable environmental sector by signing on to the Green 2.0 Pay Equity Pledge. The pledge holds environmental organizations accountable to standards to ensure that women and people of color are receiving equitable compensation for their work. 

“Every day, passionate staff at environmental organizations work for a better world, and the Green 2.0 Pay Equity Pledge is a logical step and excellent opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just world.” said Adriane Alicea, Managing Director of Green 2.0. “But the movement doesn’t stop with these organizations. The bold leadership of the environmental sector will serve as a beacon for others.”

By taking this pledge, organizations commit to a three-step process to ensure pay is equitable across the board for all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender identity:

  1. Conduct a pay equity analysis of staff compensation to find differences in compensation in regard to race, ethnicity, and gender identity.
  2. Collect and analyze relevant data.
  3. Take corrective actions to remediate pay disparities.

The organizations that have signed the pledge and taken a major step toward improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) for employees across the environmental movement include:

  • 350
  • American Bird Conservancy 
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
  • American Rivers
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Ceres
  • Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Conservation International 
  • Conservation Nation
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • EarthEcho International 
  • Earthjustice
  • Earthworks
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Energy Allies
  • Environmental Educators of North Carolina
  • Environmental Law Institute 
  • GreenLatinos
  • Greenpeace USA
  • HEAL Utah
  • Land Trust Alliance
  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • National Park Foundation 
  • National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Our Climate
  • Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Population Connection
  • Rainforest Action Network 
  • Rock Creek Conservancy
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
  • Sierra Club
  • The Nature Conservancy 
  • The Ocean Foundation
  • The Partnership Project 
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • The Piedmont Environmental Council
  • The Wilderness Society
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Union of Concerned Scientists 
  • Washington Conservation Action
  • Washington Conservation Action Education Fund
  • World Resources Institute 
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

For more about the Green 2.0 Pay Equity Pledge, visit the Green 2.0 website here.


ABOUT GREEN 2.0: 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.