Green groups have one less excuse for being so white

Posted: December 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Grist

Every few months, “diversity” becomes all the rage, often the result of someone exposing the demographic numbers of some industry, company, nonprofit, or government department. It doesn’t matter where you look, the picture too often shows staffing, management, and leadership resembling something out of Mad Men rather than what America actually looks like … And then the rage dies down, and it’s back to business.

In recent months, though, environmental groups and government agencies appear to be approaching this problem more seriously than in the past, studying their own rigid composition, and searching for ways to diversify their ranks. The Green 2.0 group, an initiative created to improve racial diversity, has been assisting the mainstream green community with its self-examination. Our first glimpse of this came in July in a report, commissioned by Green 2.0 and written by University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor, that laid out just how bad the diversity problem is and made…

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