DIVERSIFYING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT – PEOPLE and POLICY
February 6, 2018 | NYU Law School | New York, NY
Hosted by Green 2.0 and the Institute for Public Integrity at NYU Law School
The mainstream environmental movement has been under scrutiny for its homogeneity and is increasingly called on to be more transparent about making large-scale commitments to change. The event brought together environmental leaders from philanthropy, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector to discuss the movement’s pipeline problem and the policy implications of a monolithic movement.
Environmental leaders explored the movement’s real challenges with diversity and confronted the myth that people of color lack interest in the environment. Policy experts examined regulatory and legislative challenges, and how greater diversity in strategy and message can help the movement educate and activate our broad base of support for a new day of wins.
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
- Richard L. Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, and Director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University Law School
- Dr. Lisa M. Coleman, New York University’s Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation and inaugural Chief Diversity Officer
- Robert Raben, Founder and President of The Raben Group and Founder, Green 2.0
The Environmental Movement’s Real Pipeline Problem
- Ebony Martin, Chief of People and Culture, Greenpeace USA
- Myra T. Mathis, Executive Search Consultant & Practice Leader, NonProfit HR
- Pallavi Phartiyal, Deputy Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network
- Anthony Tansimore, Founder and Managing Director, Blueridge Advisors
- Whitney Tome, Executive Director, Green 2.0 (moderator)
Diversity and Inclusion: Power Building for Environmental Policy
- Hon. Ignacia S. Moreno, CEO and Principal, The iMoreno Group, PLC, and Former Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, United States Department of Justice (2009-2013)
- Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, Retired U.S. Coast Guard and Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2015-2017)
- Erich Pica, President, Friends of the Earth
- Brentin Mock, Staff Writer, CityLab (moderator)
- Mark Chambers, Director of the Office of Sustainability, NYC Office of the Mayor
- With introduction by Donna Hope, former Policy Advisor, Office of Sustainability, NYC Office of the Mayor
See below for a full video of the Green 2.0 event.