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Environmental Experts of Color Database

An expansive list of experts on environmental and environmental justice issues.

In 2022, a U.S. House Office of Diversity and Inclusion survey found that 62% of non-governmental witnesses who testified at House hearings identified as White. The implication is that the voices of communities of color are rarely represented before vital governmental bodies, even as decisions are being made that directly impact their health, livelihoods, and families. As organizations from across the environmental movement call upon the same set of experts to generate research, write policies, and serve on panels, a narrow group of voices have a disproportionate influence on policy and public discourse. Clearly, there is an immense need to increase the diversity of environmental experts appearing before legislative bodies.

To address this challenge, Green 2.0’s Environmental Experts of Color Database offers an expansive set of leaders on environmental and environmental justice topics. Our convening power ensures a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. The leaders represented in this database hold invaluable knowledge and a more representative set of perspectives on vital environmental issues.

Who Can Use the Database?

Anyone who is interested in connecting with experts of color to invite them to participate in hearings, events, research opportunities or other potential projects.

To learn more about legislative hearings, and how experts can prepare, read Union of Concerned Scientists Guide on How to Prepare and Present Testimony to a Legislature.



Interested in Joining the Database?

Fill out our form and you will be contacted by Green 2.0 about the status of your application.

Why the Database?

Hear from speakers including Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), Marilyn Zepeda (Director of Public Engagement, House Natural Resources Committee), Dr. Chanese A. Forté, (Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists), Quentin Scott (Federal Policy Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network), and our own Deputy Director Adriane Alicea discuss the importance of the database.


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