• SIMEON GANT: Are the Environmental Insiders Shunning Blacks?

    OPINION – Masud Cunningham, an African American college student and native of Sacramento, California, recently spent his summer in Bolivia, teaching people in an impoverished community how to develop “square gardens” to produce a wide variety of organic vegetables with a solar dehydrator. When I met Masud four years ago, he was a Junior at […]

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  • The Guardian: Environmental organizations lag behind the private sector on diversity

    Environmental organizations lag behind the private sector on diversity While corporations have made strides in more diverse recruiting, environmental groups still have a long way to travel to overcome their insider club culture Autumn Spanne Thursday 4 September 2014 09.47 EDT Photograph: Guillermo Arias/Xinhua Press/Corbis Corporate diversity is still a problem within green industries – […]

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  • La Opinión: Ambientalistas se retrasan en diversidad

    English translation: http://bit.ly/1r1yIUp Foto: New America Media Por: New America Media PUBLICADO: AUG, 8, 2014 1:28 AM EST Ngoc Nguyen. Traducido por Elizabeth Gonzalez. Grupos ambientales convencionales no están reflejando la creciente diversidad racial en los Estados Unidos, según un nuevo informe. Mientras que las minorías representan el 36 por ciento de la población, representan no más del 16 […]

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  • Caribbean Today: Environmental Groups Lag Nation in Diversity

    By Ngoc Nguyen, New America Media Mainstream environmental groups are not mirroring the increasing racial diversity in the United States, according to a new report. While minorities make up 36 percent of the population, they account for no more than 16 percent of the staff of environmental organizations – a figure that hasn’t budged much […]

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  • LeMonde.fr: L’écologie, chasse gardée des Blancs aux Etats-Unis

    English translation: http://bit.ly/1CqgEvY   L’écologie, chasse gardée des Blancs aux Etats-Unis LE MONDE | 26.08.2014 à 11h58 | Par Gilles Paris (Washington, envoyé spécial)

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  • KALW: Your Call – What can be done to break the environmental movement's "green ceiling"?

    (audio) Your Call: What can be done to break the environmental movement’s “green ceiling”? By Becca Hoekstra LISTEN HERE (53:04) On the August 28th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how people of color are under significantly underrepresented in environmental groups, especially at the leadership level. A recent study calls it […]

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  • The Washington Post: "Study: History of cultural bias has led to a lack of diversity at liberal green groups"

    By Darryl Fears More than 50 years after the Kennedy administration found that the National Park Service had a single black ranger and bemoaned a serious lack of diversity in the federal conservation corps, not much has changed at public and private organizations that serve as stewards of the environment, according to a survey.A report released last month said […]

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  • Pro Bono Australia: "Racial Bias in US Environmental Organisations – Report"

    A new US report shows that mainstream environmental NGOs and Foundations have made little progress in racially diversifying the “green insiders club”. The report, by advocacy Not for Profit Green 2.0, finds that although people of colour now account for more than a third of the US population, they have not broken the 16 per […]

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  • The Guardian: "Green groups too white and too male compared to other sectors – report"

    By Suzanne Goldenberg The report by University of Michigan professor, Dorceta Taylor, was the most exhaustive survey to date on the state of diversity among the nearly 300 independent groups and government agencies making up America’s environmental movement. The report found: • More than 70% of the presidents and board chairs of environmental groups were male. At […]

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  • Minorities Underrepresented at Environmental Groups, Report Says

    By Megan O’Neil The Chronicle of Philanthropy Environmental organizations—overwhelmingly the domain of white professionals—must implement strategies to combat unconscious bias and a lack of diversity in hiring, a new report says. Commissioned by a diversity advocacy group called Green 2.0, the report found that while people of color make up about 36 percent of the U.S. population […]

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