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Diversity among Some Environmental Organizations

A review of board members and executives at several large and well known environmental organizations finds little diversity in leadership positions.
African American Hiker Photo by Mark Shepherd

If the biological world exhibited a similar diversity in the number of species present that several environmental organizations do with regard to minorities in positions of leadership, it would be an extremely impoverished world.   I reviewed the online list of board members and executives at several large and well known environmental organizations, and was very surprised to find that there is very little diversity in leadership positions, and almost no African Americans.  There were only a few Hispanics, Asians, and at one prestigious environmental organization, there were no African Americans.  That’s right, not one! Continue reading Diversity among Some Environmental Organizations