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Environmental organizations remain overwhelmingly white

Executive Director Andrés Jimenez says increasing diversity is crucial for addressing the climate crisis. From heat waves to flooding, climate change disproportionately harms communities of color. But Andrés Jimenez, executive director of the nonprofit Green 2.0, says that among organizations working on climate solutions, “when you look around the table at the decision makers, what…

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Green 2.0 Report Finds NGOs Improving on Diversity, Foundations Still Hiding Data

F or Immediate Release: February 5, 2020Contact: Daniel Herrera, dherrera@rabengroup.com, 213-694-3353 Green 2.0 Report Finds NGOs Improving on Diversity, Foundations Still Hiding Data Twenty-six (26) foundations still negligent in reporting diversity data Washington, D.C — Green 2.0, an independent advocacy organization working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among environmental groups, released new data today on the…

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Green 2.0 Updates Transparency Report Card with New Data and Participants

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2019 Contact: Daniel Herrera, dherrera@rabengroup.com, 202-450-0263 Green 2.0 Updates Transparency Report Card with New Data and Participants Despite Additional Data, Overall Diversity Numbers for Environmental Movement Still Dismal (Washington, DC) – Green 2.0 has updated it second annual Transparency Report Card with new data from existing survey participants, and data from a new survey participant: Conservation…

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In Response to Surge of Interest, Green 2.0 Commits to Updating “Transparency Report Card” Process for Greater Engagement

Green 2.0 is heartened by the incredible response we have received from organizations, foundations and allies after our second annual Transparency Report Card was unveiled earlier this month. As in the previous year, we made every effort to contact each of the organizations and foundations months in advance to ensure their diversity data was reported…

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Movement Is Getting More White, Failing to Improve Its Racial and Ethnic Diversity

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2019Contact: Daniel Herrera, dherrera@rabengroup.com, 213-694-3353 REPORT CARD: Environmental Movement Is Getting More White, Failing to Improve Its Racial and Ethnic Diversity Key Groups PEW and Oceana Still Refuse to Submit Data, Foundations Severely Lacking Diversity Washington, D.C — Today, Green 2.0, an independent advocacy campaign to increase diversity among environmental…

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PRESS RELEASE: Green 2.0 Statement on Announcement of Earthjustice Naming Abigail Dillen as New President

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2018 Contact: Ryan Daniels, rdaniels@rabengroup.com, 919-414-7621 The following is a statement from Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0, on the recent announcement that Earthjustice has named Abigail “Abbie” Dillen their new President: “Over the years, Green 2.0 has been delighted by the leadership of retiring president Trip Van Noppen on Diversity,…

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PRESS RELEASE: Green 2.0 Statement on Trump Administration’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accords

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 Contact: Mia Jacobs, mjacobs@rabengroup.com, 201-919-0333 The following is a statement from Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0, an independent advocacy campaign to increase diversity among environmental groups: “We are dismayed at today’s decision from the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords. The Paris Agreement represented…

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PRESS RELEASE: Green 2.0 Highlights People of Color Rising to Leadership Roles in Environmental Organizations – Green 2.0 Also Applauds Earthjustice For Releasing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report Card

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathan Kent jkent@rabengroup.com     Washington, D.C. — Green 2.0, the only organization solely dedicated to increasing diversity in the mainstream environmental movement, congratulates Dan Chu, Keecha Gardner, Cheryl Fells, Jessica Issacs, and Brandi Colander, all of whom recently rose to leadership positions in national environmental organizations. In addition, Green 2.0 applauds…

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Funding a Better, Broader Environmental Movement

By Arturo Garcia-Costas and Michele Kumi Baer Climate change and pollution affects us all, but some more than others. The poor, the infirm, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to temperature extremes and violent storms. Low-income communities of color often bear the brunt of our civilization’s legacy of pollution: from the noxious facilities in their…

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Op-Ed: How Better Data Can Lead Nonprofits to Greater Diversity

How Better Data Can Lead Nonprofits to Greater Diversity By Kelly Brown, Jacob Harold, and Robert Raben Over the last several years, we have had a front-row seat to philanthropy’s growing interest in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. More foundations, grant-making associations, and nonprofits are grappling with how to make these goals a priority in…

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