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Latina Equal Pay Day: People of Color and Women Still Get Paid Less

Juliana Ojeda is the Program Associate at Green 2.0 where she works to support administrative and programmatic operations of the organization. She is a graduate of the University of Florida earning Bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in Anthropology. Juliana began with Green 2.0 as a 2021 fall fellow. In her first blog for Green 2.0, she writes about what Latina Equal Pay Day means to her.

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Q+A with UK-Based Agency Greenhouse Communications

Greenhouse is a communications agency with a mission to power positive change. In this guest blog post with Green 2.0, Joe Dillon and Gabriella Smith from Greenhouse Communications discuss the agency’s work in the U.K. environmental sector and how to better address the climate crisis in advance of next month’s 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Last spring Greenhouse featured Green 2.0 Executive Director Andres Jimenez in a profile on green pioneers.

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Conservation Nation: The Next Iteration of FONZ

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) was unable to make it through the pandemic closure and separated from the Smithsonian National Zoo in February 2021. Now rebranded and relaunched as Conservation Nation, Green 2.0 Communications Manager Raviya Ismail discusses the next iteration of FONZ with Conservation Nation CEO Lynn Mento.

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Green 2.0 Fellowship: How it Changed Me

Kalina Browne is a 2021 summer fellow at Green 2.0 and a current graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is obtaining a Masters of Science in Coastal Science and Policy. Her interest is in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within the conservation non-profit field. To mark the beginning of Climate Week NYC, Kalina discusses her experience at Green 2.0 and connecting with climate and environmental justice activists through her work on a coastal communities project that will be released by Green 2.0 in the next few months.

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Driven by Culture, Connection and Comunidad

Maite Arce is the founder and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation. She is an environmental movement leader working to connect Hispanic and Latino communities to the political power of Latinx communities. She lives in Purcellville, Virginia and her ancestral origins are of the Cochimi people of Baja peninsula and her Spanish roots. In this guest blog post to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, she shares her motivations and the connections that infuse her passion for nature and community.

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KHA Report Reveals Continued Funding Disparity Between BIPOC and White-Led Green Groups

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Keecha Harris and Associates, Inc (KHA), published the Closing the Gap report that quantifies the funding gap between white-led and BIPOC-led environmental nonprofits. In this Q&A with Green 2.0, KHA president Keecha Harris shares more about the initiative. KHA has worked extensively with Green 2.0 on producing the Transparency Report Card and most recently, the Tracking Diversity: The Green 2.0 Guide to Best Practices in Demographic Data Collection.

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Indigenous-Led Marine Conservation Should Be the Future of Our Movement

Angelo Villagomez, senior officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, is the campaigns manager for Blue Nature Alliance, a global partnership that seeks to protect 18 million square kilometers of ocean in support of the global goal to protect at least 30 percent of nature by 2030. Villagomez, who identifies as Indigenous Chamorro, is a co-author on a recent scientific publication, Advancing Social Equity in and Through Marine Conservation, and in this guest blog post for Green 2.0, he writes about how including Indigenous peoples in conservation can lead to more durable outcomes.

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The Importance of Diversity in the Food Justice Movement

Grace Edelen was a recent 2021 summer fellow at Green 2.0 and a graduate of Bellarmine University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Anthropology. She completed her undergraduate research on the effects of climate change on medicinal plants, analyzing how this shift affects Indigenous communities in Ecuador. Grace is passionate about supporting Green 2.0’s mission of making environmental causes more inclusive and equitable.

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Wellness and Inclusivity in the Great Outdoors

Sage Renninger is a fellow at Green 2.0 and a student at Washington State University studying Environmental Science and Sustainability. Honoring National Wellness month, Sage has featured ways in which the outdoors can support physical and mental wellness in our day-to-day lives. Getting outside has helped Sage increase her own physical and mental health, and she believes creating an inclusive space where BIPOC communities can utilize nature is critical in combating systemic injustice.

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