• Funding a Better, Broader Environmental Movement

    By Arturo Garcia-Costas and Michele Kumi Baer Climate change and pollution affects us all, but some more than others. The poor, the infirm, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to temperature extremes and violent storms. Low-income communities of color often bear the brunt of our civilization’s legacy of pollution: from the noxious facilities in their […]

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  • Op-Ed: How Better Data Can Lead Nonprofits to Greater Diversity

    How Better Data Can Lead Nonprofits to Greater Diversity By Kelly Brown, Jacob Harold, and Robert Raben Over the last several years, we have had a front-row seat to philanthropy’s growing interest in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. More foundations, grant-making associations, and nonprofits are grappling with how to make these goals a priority in […]

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  • Environmental Funders Slow to Cooperate on Diversity Data

    Environmental Funders Slow to Cooperate on Diversity Data By Ruth McCambridge As a lack of diversity and inclusion persists in a field of nonprofit practice despite a lot of politically correct discussion on the matter, one has to wonder what is holding things up. According to Green 2.0, which has done groundbreaking research documenting the […]

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  • Environmental movement’s growth stunted by ‘green ceiling’

    Environmental movement’s growth stunted by ‘green ceiling’ By Rip Rapson November 6, 2015 Updated: November 6, 2015 5:12pm Groucho Marx is remembered for his quip that he would never join a club that would have him as a member. We’ve got a different problem when it comes to our nation’s environmental movement. Although many clamor […]

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  • Foundation Heads Call on Peers to Publicize Diversity Data

    By Alex Daniels Responding to an effort to encourage diversity among environmental nonprofits, the leaders of six major foundations called on their peers to share the racial and gender make-up of their boards and staff. The heads of the Bullitt, Ford, William and Flora Hewlett, Kresge and Wilburforce foundations and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund said […]

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  • A Call for Diversity Data Is Met With Silence by Many Green Funders. What’s That About?

    By Tate Williams An initiative to get nonprofits and foundations to publicize diversity stats is building momentum. But green funders are lagging, prompting some of the biggest players in the sector to urge others to cough it up. Who’s leading the charge and who’s trailing behind? Since October 2014, a collaborative of organizations has been pushing […]

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  • The Guardian: The climate change fight cannot be won with white liberal America alone

    By Raúl M Grijalva The biggest issue in conservation – bigger than any mining project, power plant or climate plan – is diversity. The environmental movement needs to start looking like modern America. To continue our proud American legacy of protecting our environment, we need to adapt. A recent report released by Green 2.0 highlights the environmental movement’s […]

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  • The Hill: Diversify and win: What lies ahead for the environmental movement

    By Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) As the nation commemorated Earth Day last week, it was once again apparent that, despite all the progress the environmental movement has made over the past half-century, something is still amiss. That missing element is racial and ethnic diversity in the mainstream environmental movement and among environmental funders. And […]

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  • HuffPost Green: Want to Win the Climate Fight? Engage Communities of Color

    By Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Van Jones As we celebrate Earth Day, it’s a good time to remember that pollution and climate change aren’t just environmental issues. They’re justice issues. Worldwide, people of color shoulder a heavier burden from toxic water, contaminated air, and dwindling natural resources. The same is true in America. For example, […]

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  • Citizen-Times: Adventure of the Week: Everybody’s Environment Festival

    What: Everybody’s Environment Family Fun Spring Festival — Block Party with an Environmental Twist. When: Hike starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at French Broad River Park. Spring Festival is 2-5 p.m. Where: Festival is at Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center, 133 Livingston St., Asheville. Details: In honor of Earth Day and the YWCA’s […]

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