Category Archives: 2016

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 browse through different resources, including diversity […]

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 that we take some time to […]


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 tremendous deal from.  They also had […]

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 the natural environment. This year’s recipients are Zuzana […]

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 for the next year’s initiatives that […]

Green 2.0 hires Whitney Tome as Executive Director

Green 2.0’s newest addition, Whitney Tome has been hired as Executive Director of the organization. Ms. Tome is the former director of diversity and inclusion for the National Parks Conservation Association, and has worked to improve ocean sustainability as well as diversity and inclusion. Green 2.0 is an environmental initiative that promotes increasing racial diversity […]

Philanthropy lacks Diversity

American Philanthropy has been lacking diversity for years, and recent data from the Council on Foundations Grantmaker’s Salary and Benefits research shows that this has not changed much. While 36% of the population is represented by racial and ethnic minorities, only 16% of foundation board members are considered ethnic or racial minorities, and only 24% […]


SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — The Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization that has been leading the shift from dirty fossil fuels toward a clean energy economy, has hired Nellis Kennedy-Howard as Sierra Club’s first-ever director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The DEI Director works closely with the board of directors and the executive team […]

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