• PRESS RELEASE: Green 2.0 Statement on Trump Administration’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accords

    For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 Contact: Mia Jacobs, mjacobs@rabengroup.com, 201-919-0333 The following is a statement from Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0, an independent advocacy campaign to increase diversity among environmental groups: “We are dismayed at today’s decision from the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords. The Paris Agreement represented […]

  • PRESS RELEASE: Green 2.0 Highlights People of Color Rising to Leadership Roles in Environmental Organizations – Green 2.0 Also Applauds Earthjustice For Releasing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report Card

    PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathan Kent jkent@rabengroup.com     Washington, D.C. — Green 2.0, the only organization solely dedicated to increasing diversity in the mainstream environmental movement, congratulates Dan Chu, Keecha Gardner, Cheryl Fells, Jessica Issacs, and Brandi Colander, all of whom recently rose to leadership positions in national environmental organizations. In addition, Green 2.0 applauds […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • RELEASE: 70 Leaders Across the Environmental Movement Call on Congress to Diversify Key Government Agencies

    70 Leaders Across the Environmental Movement Call on Congress to Diversify Key Government Agencies WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs and foundations, today joined with members of the Green Leadership Trust – fiduciaries of America’s largest environmental non-profits – and leaders of the several major […]

  • Press Release: Ahead of Earth Day, Green 2.0 Calls for Leading Environmental Organizations to Renew Commitment to Diversity Data Transparency

    For Immediate Release: April 21, 2016 Contact: Erika West, ewest@rabengroup.com, (202) 930-6808 Ahead of Earth Day, Green 2.0 Calls for Leading Environmental Organizations to Renew Commitment to Diversity Data Transparency WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs and foundations, today marked the one-year anniversary of the first unveiling of […]

  • Press Release: Green 2.0 Announces Whitney Tome as New Executive Director

    For Immediate Release: April 7, 2016 Contact: Erika West, ewest@rabengroup.com, (202) 930-6808 Green 2.0 Announces Whitney Tome as New Executive Director WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs and foundations, today announced that Whitney Tome has joined the organization as its new executive director. “We are delighted to have Whitney Tome, who has […]

  • Press Release: Environmental Leader and Oscar-Nominated Actor, Mark Ruffalo, Endorses Green 2.0’s Call for A Diverse Mainstream Environmental Movement

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: December 2, 2015 Contact: Erika West, ewest@rabengroup.com, (202) 930-6808   Environmental Leader and Oscar-Nominated Actor, Mark Ruffalo, Endorses Green 2.0’s Call for A Diverse Mainstream Environmental Movement   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Green 2.0 announced today that leading environmental advocate and Oscar-nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo has endorsed the initiative to increase diversity across the mainstream […]

  • 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 […]

  • Press Release: Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders, While Many Smaller Foundations Disclosed Data

    For Immediate Release: November 9, 2015 Contact: Erika West, ewest@rabengroup.com, (202) 930-6808 Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders, While Many Smaller Foundations Disclosed Data WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green 2.0 announced that one year from their initial call for transparent diversity data – and months after the Presidents of the Bullitt, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Press Release: Green 2.0 Congratulates Aaron Mair, First African American Elected as President of the Sierra Club

    Green 2.0 Congratulates Aaron Mair, First African American Elected as President of the Sierra Club   Washington, D.C. – Green 2.0, which works to advance diversity in the mainstream environmental movement, congratulates Aaron Mair on his election as president of the Sierra Club, one of the nation’s largest and oldest environmental organizations. Mair will be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • HuffPost Green: Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data

    Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data Andrew Lam, New America Media On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental agencies, released the names of over 25 of America’s leading environmental advocacy organizations that voluntarily submitted their diversity data to […]

  • NPQ: Environmental Nonprofit Leaders Commit to Transparency in Diversity Data

    Environmental Nonprofit Leaders Commit to Transparency in Diversity Data WRITTEN BY SHAFAQ HASAN On Earth Day, Green 2.0, an initiative concerned with helping diversify the environmental sector, including NGOs and government agencies, released the names of 28 of the largest environmental organizations that have pledged to be transparent about their racial, gender, and class diversity […]