From Grist: NRDC’s new president gets serious about diversity

In my end-of-year environmental justice roundup, scholar Robert Bullard said that large-scale environmental organizations need to declare 2015 the “year of diversity.” Some of those organizations are already working toward that, aided by the brain trust of the Green 2.0 working group and the comprehensive research of the University of Michigan’s Dorceta Taylor. One sign that times are...

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TOP ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS PLEDGE TO REVEAL DIVERSITY DATA

Natural Resource Defense Council, Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, Resources Media & EarthJustice promise to submit organizational diversity numbers by February 2015, Green 2.0 announced at Event. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six of the nation’s top environmental organizations have formally pledged to submit their diversity data by February 2015,...

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AMERICAN CLIMATE VALUES 2014: Insights by Racial and Ethnic Groups

The 2014 American Climate Values survey oversampled three American racial and ethnic groups: African, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino Americans to analyze if and how they differ from national averages and each other in how they understand and respond to climate change. In addition to the applicable consensus, demographic, and psychographic findings from this...

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Environmental Justice Un-Conference on Climate Change

Hosted by the Mize Family Foundation, the Russell Family Foundation, Quixote Foundation, and Bullitt Foundation the Un-Conference will take place on September 18th at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District. The Un-Conference will bring together voices from communities at greatest risk of experiencing the negative impacts of a changing climate:...

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From CDE: Diversifying the American Environmental Movement

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...

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What Do We Do About the Severe Lack of Diversity in the Environmental Field ?

A new diversity report authored by Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources & Environment, states that NGOs, foundations, and grantmaking organizations in the environmental field lack a true representation of the US public. Are we surprised? Unfortunately, not. The gross inadequacy of the...

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