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...

GreenLatinos Convene National Summit

GreenLatinos had a highly successful 2016 National GreenLatinos Summit with over 100 attendees! The 3-day event included top-notch speakers, including leaders from the environmental justice movement such as Robert Garcia with the City Project and Juan Parras with the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service. – who we learned a...

3rd Annual Environmental Leadership Convening

3rd Annual Retreat Overview of Achievements and Outcomes From Thursday, March 8th to Friday March 9th , 21 board members from 17 member organizations attended the 3 rd Annual Environmental Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C. This meeting serves as our annual business meeting where board members work to set the agenda...

American Goldman 2016 Award Recipients

The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to individuals that focus on protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, promoting sustainability, influencing environmental policies and striving for environmental justice. This prize recognizes individuals who strive to create positive change through sustained and significant efforts to enhance and protect...