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Hazel (Haeseo) Choi was a 2022 Winter Fellow at Green 2.0 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from San José State University. She is passionate about community-driven solutions that meet economic, climate, and racial equity needs for communities of color. To mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hazel writes about how the rise in Asian hate crimes affects her life and how to stand in solidarity against this injustice.

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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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Including Youth In the Workforce and Pandemic Recovery

Youth Jobs Connect, a technology-based nonprofit, was founded in response to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and a current inequitable workforce system that has excluded many young people, namely Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, Youth of Color (QTBIPOC). This guest blog post by the organization’s founder and CEO Mitali Chakraborty details five ways employers can engage all youth in a post pandemic new economy.
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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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