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
For more information or to RSVP please contact Beth Lynk at or 202-223-2848.  
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