Category Archives: 2016

Green 2.0 releases first-of-its kind report on Diversity and Search Firms

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Thursday, at an event at The New School in New York City, Green 2.0, the only organization solely dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies, released its new report Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort and Results in Environmental C-Suite Searches. The research assesses the role […]

Environmental Leaders Call on President-Elect Trump to Renounce Hate, Rescind Bannon and Sessions Appointments

As leaders of the U.S. environmental movement, we are mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, white, black, Latino, Asian, Native American, of many creeds, faiths and religions. We come from diverse backgrounds and near infinite preferences and beliefs. But above all, we are concerned individuals and concerned members of the human race. For these reasons, […]

You are invited to a Meet & Greet Fundraiser with Maurice M. Sampson II the newly appointed Director, Eastern Pennsylvania Clean Water Action

Please join us in welcoming Maurice M Sampson II, a life-long environmentalist, Philadelphia’s first recycling coordinator, national recycling advocate, and Delaware Valley entrepreneur. Maurice served on the National Clean Water Action Board of Directors for 25 years. A Philadelphia resident for 30 years, Maurice is an active civic leader. As the Recycle NOW Campaign Chair, […]

Earthjustice Responds to President-elect Trump’s Pick for Attorney General

Earthjustice Responds to President-elect Trump’s Pick for Attorney General President-elect Trump should retract this announcement or the Senate should reject this nomination November 18, 2016 San Francisco — Statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen: “The U.S. Attorney General is sworn to enforce and uphold the laws of our nation — not just laws that […]

No ‘Short Cut’ Seen for Trump Environmental Rollback

By John Herzfeld There is no “short cut” for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations but the incoming administration still could target Obama era rules, a former Justice Department official said Nov. 15. “The beauty of the administrative process is that the agency can change its mind, but it has to support its […]

U.S. COMPANIES TO TRUMP: DON’T ABANDON GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL

Hundreds of American companies, including Mars, Nike, Levi Strauss and Starbucks, have urged President-elect Donald J. Trump not to abandon the Paris climate deal, saying a failure by the United States to build a clean economy endangers American prosperity. In a plea addressed to Mr. Trump — as well as President Obama and members of Congress — 365 companies […]

AFRICA’S GREEN ENERGY CHALLENGE: MEGA PROJECTS OR OFF-GRID?

A 310-megawatt wind farm sprouting up in a remote, barren landscape near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya has the clean energy world buzzing — and for good reason. Africa’s largest wind farm, with 365 towering turbines, is creating more than 500 stable jobs in an impoverished area where goat herding is often the only work […]

Top African American Environmental Leader Faces Racial Incident in Adirondacks

Race is a subject that comes up surprisingly often when we talk about the Adirondack Park. There’s a growing discussion about how to make the Park’s open spaces and small towns more welcoming to people of color. Earlier this month, Adirondack Life magazine reported that one of the nation’s leading black environmentalists, Aaron Mair, President […]