As the nation continues to diversify, the environmental movement is left with one of the greatestchallenges it will face this century. In order to become an influential and sustainable movement for generations to come, it needs to successfully address its diversity crisis. In this essay,the authors analyze the problem, acknowledge past and current diversity efforts, argue that the movement needs a more comprehensive and strategic approach,and stress the importance of diversifying in the right way. They provide action-oriented solutions at the movement, organizational,and individual levels. They emphasize that diversifying is not an option, but rather a necessity, if the American environmental movement is to remain relevant.
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