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Anjulina Desai is a co-founder of DEZEN, the first circular fashion accessory brand ensuring sustainability by using renewable, plant-based, petroleum-free materials with zero-waste production made in the U.S. Based in San Francisco, DEZEN uses technology to minimize its impact as a low carbon brand and has won awards for its innovation in design. The company’s mission is to design beautiful, innovative accessories that are respectful to the earth and the people who work with the company. In this guest blog for Green 2.0, Anjulina discusses how consumers can use their wallets to fight for a healthier planet.

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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

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

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