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Green 2.0 Releases First-of-its-Kind National Poll on Voters of Color & Climate Change

Green 2.0 – the independent campaign working to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the environmental movement – today, released a first-of-its-kind national poll that found 62% of voters of color are more likely to support candidates who prioritize climate action, climate change has broken through as a top tier issue on par with abortion/reproductive rights and gun violence, and that a majority of voters believe that organizations working to address climate change should be racially and ethnically diverse.

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Twenty New Environmental Organizations Commit to Green 2.0’s Pay Equity Pledge to Close the Wage Gap in the Green Movement

Green 2.0 – the independent campaign working to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the environmental movement – today, announced that twenty new major environmental organizations have taken Green 2.0’s Pay Equity Pledge to close the pay gap in the green movement, including Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Earthjustice. Since the launch, a total of 37 top environmental organizations have pledged to address any pay inequities found in their organizations to increase transparency and accountability toward winning an environmental strategy that supports all communities.

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Defenders of Wildlife Scrutinized Again for “Nightmare” Work Culture

Defenders of Wildlife has been profiled for its “nightmare” workplace environment that has cultivated a “culture of fear” according to a new Politico news article. This is not the first time the national conservation organization has come under fire for its staff policies. Last year Defenders of Wildlife was publicly rebuked for  its treatment of staff of color.

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Green 2.0 Releases New Tool to Support Demographic Data Collection Efforts

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 25, 2021Contacts: Raviya Ismail, rismail@diversegreen.org Green 2.0 Releases New Tool to Support Demographic Data Collection Efforts Washington, D.C. — Today Green 2.0, an advocacy organization working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among environmental groups, released a new guide designed to support and fill in the gap of demographic data…

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Green 2.0 Calls for Congressional Committees to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Hearing Witnesses

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 30, 2021Contacts: Betsy López-Wagner, López-Wagner Strategies, blopezwagner@gmail.com (English, Español)Alfredo Ramirez, ALRAS Digital, alfredo@alrasdigital.com (English, Español) Green 2.0 Calls for Congressional Committees to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Hearing Witnesses Washington, D.C.— Today, Green 2.0 sent a letter to 15 Congressional committees with jurisdiction over environmental and climate-related policy issues,…

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Big Green Once Again Facing Allegations

“Environmental organizations cannot continue to allow fear to define workplaces for staff of color,” Jimenez said. “Unfortunately, in the case of Defenders of Wildlife, as with many other environmental organizations, the intimidation and culture of fear came directly from the top. Leadership of environmental organizations cannot on one hand say they want to diversify and on the other suppress the voices of their staff of color and prevent real action on diversity, inclusion, and racial equity.”

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