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‘Come on, it’s 2021’: Advocates demand diversity in hearings

“There are some committees that continue to not be diverse,” Andrés Jimenez, the CEO of Green 2.0, told E&E News recently, “and have all white panelists, all males. And it’s like, ‘Come on, it’s 2021. How can you bring someone in to talk about communities of color if you don’t have that background?’”

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How green organizations can hire more people of color

I am deputy director of Green 2.0 and a Latina. I am also an exception to the rule. From 2017 to 2020, major environmental organizations added just two people of color and two women to their senior teams, according to Green 2.0’s recent Transparency Report findings.

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Congressional Environmental Panels

In late June, 2021, Green 2.0 sent a letter to 15 Congressional committees with jurisdiction over policy involving climate and environmental issues. “Hearings are an integral element of the policy making process, and the inclusion of witnesses of color is key to ensuring that people across our nation have their voices heard,” the letter states. “As committees discuss pollution, water, energy, infrastructure, conservation, and many other environmental policies there must be greater inclusion and collaboration with communities of color.”  

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Watching for birds, diversity: Audubon groups pledge change

By Philip Marcelo, Read on The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high fashion, they picked a logical namesake for their cause: John James Audubon, a naturalist celebrated for his stunning watercolors of American birds. Now, 125…

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