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Monday, December 01, 2014
Briefing on Lack of Diversity at Environmental Groups
Public Briefing: Environmental and Non Profit Leaders Discuss Lack of Diversity in Mainstream Environmental Movement on December 9 at National Press Club
Nonprofit and environmental leaders outline solutions to diversity problem in the mainstream environmental movement
Tuesday, December 9, Green 2.0 will convene a public briefing for media and stakeholders on the steps mainstream environmental organizations can take to increase diversity in the highest levels. Speakers will discuss the challenges that make bridging the diversity gap more urgent than ever, and what some are doing to solve it.
The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations report released by Green 2.0 garnered much press and support this past summer. The report found that although people of color now account for more than a third of the U.S. population, they have not, on average, broken the 16 percent “green ceiling” in mainstream environmental organizations, with the numbers being worse at the leadership levels.
On the heels of this report, Green 2.0 launched a groundbreaking partnership with GuideStar and D5, a first-of-its-kind effort to collect and make transparent diversity data from NGOs and foundations in a standardized way. Many environmental nonprofit and foundation leaders have already voiced support for this effort to help the sector to track whether progress is being made.
WHAT: Public Briefing on “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations:
Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies"
WHEN: 12:30 – 2:00 PM (Lunch will be served at 12:15 PM))
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th St NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
Rhea Suh - Incoming President, NRDC/ Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
Kelly Brown - Director, D5 Coalition
Jacob Harold - President, Guidestar
Roger-Mark DeSouza - Director, Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
Robert Raben - Founder, The Raben Group and Green 2.0
Green Diversity Initiative (Green 2.0) is dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies through increased data transparency, accountability and resources. The report, “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies,” is the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement. It surveyed 191 environmental non-profits, 74 government environmental agencies, and 28 leading environmental grant making foundations to investigate their gender and racial diversity composition, the majority of which state diversification as a “value.”