Making The Park More Welcoming: Challenges and Opportunities

Imagine you’d been hired to coach a hockey or soccer camp for the summer, teach music for the Seagle Colony or figure skating at the Olympic Arena, or serve as a waiter, housekeeper, lift attendant or golf pro, as whitewater rafting or fishing guide, or one of the many...

REP. GUTIÉRREZ CALLS OUT EPA INACTION ON TOXIC LANDFILLS IN PUERTO RICO

Rep. Gutiérrez released a letter dated August 22, 2016 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing his concerns about inaction by the EPA with regard to toxic landfills in Puerto Rico. The letter reads in part: It has been reported to me that nearly two-thirds of the Island’s...

Arturo Garcia-Costas joins Friends of the Earth Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental expert Arturo Garcia-Costas is the newest member of the governing board for Friends of the Earth-U.S. Garcia-Costas brings 20 years of policy experience in environmental health, climate change, sustainable energy and biodiversity conservation, and is currently managing the New York Community Trust’s National and New...

NPS Isn’t the Only Agency With Diversity Problems

Environmentalists are glad Congress is looking into diversity at the National Park Service, but they want lawmakers to go bigger. Groups that advocate racial diversity in the environmental movement sent a letter this week to top lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Committee, asking them to broaden their scope...

GreenLatinos Support Our Wild Campaign

The Wilderness Society has launched a campaign called Our Wild to raise awareness about one of the those uniquely American rights we often take for granted: our access to a vast array of stunning wildlands. You may be aware that many states (19 now) have specific legislation on the...

Greens go off-message to back Black Lives Matter

In the recent weeks, environmental leaders have shifted their concerns from their status quo, to focusing on the civil rights issues in the wake of the recent shootings that have taken place across the country. Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune, expressed his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter...

Webinar on 3 Steps to Using the Best Practices Library

The Green Leadership Trust launched it’s Best Practices Library! This Library is an extension of our Best Practices on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and includes documents that will help organizations learn from each other without reinventing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion wheel. Organizations seeking guidance and samples can go on to the library and confidentially and securely...

Why So Few “Diversity Candidates” Are Hired

The Harvard Business Review recently released a video outlining the impact diversity has on job applicant pools. The video highlights that today, nearly 85% of board members and executives are white men. Studies have shown that when multiple women and/or minorities are given the opportunity to interview for positions,...

The President, a Muir & the Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite

Wow!! The very thought fills me with ecstasy. They say time is circular, not linear, and the time has come around again for a President of the United States to be in Yosemite National Park at the same time as a descendant of John Muir who’s bringing forward the...

Recognizing and Building on Sanders’ Climate Advocacy

Yesterday, the Sierra Club’s volunteer Board of Directors voted to endorse Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. While we are confident that Hillary Clinton is the climate champion we need right now to build on the progress that has been achieved under President Obama, it’s important...