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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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Biden needs to make good on environmental justice promises

By Varshini Prakash and Andrés Jimenez, opinion contributors The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. After four years of an administration that seemed not only indifferent but actively hostile to questions of environmental justice (EJ), the prospect of a Biden administration carries the hope of a long-needed…

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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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Environmental Funders Slow to Cooperate on Diversity Data

Environmental Funders Slow to Cooperate on Diversity Data By Ruth McCambridge As a lack of diversity and inclusion persists in a field of nonprofit practice despite a lot of politically correct discussion on the matter, one has to wonder what is holding things up. According to Green 2.0, which has done groundbreaking research documenting the…

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Environmental movement’s growth stunted by ‘green ceiling’

Environmental movement’s growth stunted by ‘green ceiling’ By Rip Rapson November 6, 2015 Updated: November 6, 2015 5:12pm Groucho Marx is remembered for his quip that he would never join a club that would have him as a member. We’ve got a different problem when it comes to our nation’s environmental movement. Although many clamor…

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Foundation Heads Call on Peers to Publicize Diversity Data

By Alex Daniels Responding to an effort to encourage diversity among environmental nonprofits, the leaders of six major foundations called on their peers to share the racial and gender make-up of their boards and staff. The heads of the Bullitt, Ford, William and Flora Hewlett, Kresge and Wilburforce foundations and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund said…

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The Guardian: The climate change fight cannot be won with white liberal America alone

By Raúl M Grijalva The biggest issue in conservation – bigger than any mining project, power plant or climate plan – is diversity. The environmental movement needs to start looking like modern America. To continue our proud American legacy of protecting our environment, we need to adapt. A recent report released by Green 2.0 highlights the environmental movement’s…

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