diversity in the environmental movement

So for instance, in Green 2.0, we interviewed people and they talk about how alienating the culture is. Daniel Raimi: I can see where this is going. The environmenTal profeSSionalS inTervieWeD felT ThaT: a. Where, I was going to an environmental professional conference a couple years ago and I transferred through Chicago and I thought to myself, because I was just too lazy to pull out my ticket. But I'm glad you're sharing it with us. They don't know what REI is to go find these things. For Immediate Release: January 9, 2019Contact: Daniel Herrera, dherrera@rabengroup.com, 213-694-3353 REPORT CARD: Environmental Movement Is Getting More White, Failing to Improve Its Racial and Ethnic Diversity Key Groups PEW and Oceana Still Refuse to Submit Data, Foundations Severely Lacking Diver And there are interesting challenges with that. This week, we need to talk about diversifying environmental organizations. Pangea Aerospace. We always try to keep our podcast to about 30 minutes, so we had to edit out some of the conversation. El Explicador, con Enrique Gánem y María de los Ángeles Aranda. I'm articulate, has definitely never appeared on my evaluations. Por decisión del propietario, no se aceptan comentarios anónimos. This is your keynote speaker. Usually they don't. There’s been quite a bit of progress over the years, but there are still big challenges and plenty of … One of the things that we're really excited about doing in terms of trying to take a new reassessment of where we are with diversity in the environmental field in 2019, other really kind of interesting and disturbing things that we found in our preliminary data. This is really, really neat.”. Because we Rhea Sue has left NRDC and now we have Mark Tercek leaving TNC. Career pathways, career development programs. | 56:21, En Part of why I wrote The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection was to show how very interconnected racism, classism, sexism was in not only the rise of the early movement, but the perpetuation and the growth of the movement, and that's why the '60s are so different in a way. And that's why diversity is not only a no-brainer, it is an imperative. The other really big piece of demographic information that people should have is that by the year 2050, I think 2042, the US will be a majority minority country. Are you lost?" Join us next week for another episode. And one question that I have is when you look across the sector as you're updating this research that you've done, do you see any trends that you can point to where you see, where environmental groups are doing a better job on some of these metrics, and where they have kind of the most room to improve? In 2014, some of the key things I always say to students in particular, who get a little upset because millennials are very different than the older folks. Everybody had on a Patagonia jacket or an L.L. There is no other faculty member in this department that has two PhDs to their name, done in five years at one of the top environmental program. We’ll find out where some of the widest gaps are and look at ways we can all succeed in our efforts for environmental justice. Diversity in the environmental movement Even those outside the nonprofit sector are starting to notice the glaring lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the environmental movement’s leadership. According to the Green 2.0 report by Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor: “The percentage of ethnic minorities on the boards or general staff of environmental organizations does not exceed 16%. Diversity and the Environmental Movement. Before we do that, I think it'd be useful to lay a little bit of groundwork, a little bit of history, which I know you have worked extensively on. You have to go and find that talent. So I followed it up by doing a lot of zoology and botany while I studied in Jamaica. So I started to think more about doing environment, and I went that route because I realized I was more interested in kind of that human-environment interaction. Sponsored by the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the panel was led by Emily Enderle FES ’07 on the ten-year anniversary of […] I have done research where in the surveys and it's in the Green 2.0 report, in the surveys, I ask specifically what are the reasons why individuals ask about, when I asked them about their organizations. And I always say to them, "It's a good news, bad news story.". Daniel Raimi: Thank you so much for joining us on Resources Radio. If people of color make up over 35% of the US population, why are they only in 14% of the senior staff positions of environmental organizations? One place in one of the surveys says, "We throw them an office party and wish them well if somebody, a person of color comes in and say, I have another job offer." And if you go to school, you go to devotion, you go to prayers first thing in the morning, and you'd better not try to miss it. She's focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within environmental groups, both historically and today. Resources Radio is a podcast from Resources for the Future. I just finished a New Horizons conference in Chicago in April. But this particular morning, the principle says, "We won't have our regular worship, it's Earth Day.". And so when I went out to Yale to look at my, to do my graduate work, I did my Master's, then went on to do two PhDs. The views expressed on this podcast are solely those of the participants. There are so many more questions that I would love to ask you but we're running short on time, and so are there any final thoughts you want to share on this topic that I haven't asked you about, before we go into our final segment where we ask you about kind of what you're reading and enjoying right now? Big question to environmental organizations that have only white staff or workers, or predominantly white workers, only hire white workers, what are you going to do for your workforce in the next decade to a decade and a half? Alumni of our programs carry this work forward and out into their communities: they are the change agents and ambassadors of the changing face of environmentalism. We won't be able to do good baselines. Or I'll be invited to come in and give a keynote at a conference and I'm really good at testing and playing this game also. So that's kind of stunning and it really should give the whole field something to reflect on. Daniel asks Professor Taylor about her research on the history of the environmental movement, focusing on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within environmental groups, both historically and today. Daniel Raimi: Right. These were all male, upper, upper, middle class, upper class men, retreats. People started to pay attention to pesticides and spraying, and then Earth Day was just kind of the icing on the cake. Daniel Raimi: And you've had many years of incredibly productive time since then, looking at all sorts of issues. It helps us spread the word. And they get very upset. La edición de estos audios se hace sin la autorización expresa de Enrique Ganem, solo tiene la finalidad de ser un sitio para compartir el placer de aprender cada día un poco mas de este maravilloso universo. Daniel Raimi: And for the record, I've taught for four years here. Daniel Raimi: Yeah, definitely high profile cases. 5 years ago | 0 view. So there's a mismatched then between the people of color who want jobs, who would work in these organizations. So for instance, the Sierra Club had meetings and they took votes on whether or not they were going to admit the first African-American or the first Jewish member. Número de Identificación del proyecto: TSI-090100-2011-23 En There’s been quite a bit of progress over the years, but there are still big challenges and plenty of room for improvement. So if we look at it, we see white males followed by Asian males in terms of wages and then white females and women of color way at the bottom in those wages. And, but I still get that. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches our work and makes the environmental movement more relevant than ever. That's how big and profound it was. However, regardless of our race, we tend to recommend people who are like us in the way we were educated, where we were educated, how we think, how we socialize. A recent survey of the diversity of the country’s 40 largest environmental NGOs found that people of color make up just 27 percent of full-time staff, on average, at the largest environmental organizations. However, if some of them come out of civil rights, they come out of the women's movement and what do they do? Of all the tedious tasks that they give young girls in developing countries in the '60s, one of mine was to tend to the rose garden and I realized, "Oh my God, this is so cool. As you'll hear, there's been quite a lot of progress over the years in these areas, but there are still big challenges and plenty of room for improvement. But before we talk about those things, we'd like to ask all our guests how they got interested in environmental issues or energy issues, or kind of what brought you into this field in the first place? Somos biólogos y divulgadores de la ciencia. Resources - innovative ideas and engaging stories in environmental economics, Published since 1959 by Resources for the Future. So millennials will often in my class say, "Well, why can't we get diversity to the level that it should be?" Corporations use it because what it does, it pre-screens for the organization and whoever is going to recommend someone, they recommend someone who's a good fit. I'm your host, Daniel Raimi. "Too late, sister. It's to say, "Open your eyes and be aware.". If they do not hire people of color, if they do not educate people of color. Let's go there and talk about a report that you authored that came out in 2014, that's still I think a touchstone for a lot of people on these issues. The report is called The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations, Mainstream NGOs, Foundations and Government Agencies. Learn more about us at rff.org. La Fábrica de la Ciencia (LFDLC) And I've written about this before, because ironically some of those early young students. But Carson's book, Rachel Carson's book, definitely as you'd say in modern language, blew it up. Dorceta Taylor: And sure enough, everybody had on faded Khakis, like faded green clothes, Khakis, L.L. Even though these things were very egregious in the way they played out and I do write a fair bit about that. Dorceta Taylor: Oh, they still happen, they absolutely still happen. So that's what I call homo-social reproduction. The diversity webinar series will provide education on diversity in environmental studies and promote the participation of women, people of color, and other minority groups in the environmental field. Bad News is people actually still say that and believe that. Daniel Raimi: Dr. Dorceta Taylor, thank you so much for joining us today on Resources Radio. Escucha patrocinada. Raimi asks Taylor about her research on the history of the environmental movement, focusing on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within environmental groups—both historically and today. What exactly is that supposed to mean? It wasn't obvious." I know many of my colleagues are really anxious to hear this conversation as well. Dorceta Taylor: It's signaling, it's unconscious and it's also the subtle racism and the subtle kinds of things that people say or do in the environmental space. It's not that he's a racist, it's not that he necessarily intended to be racist. Youth energy set, made some of those folks went and got their training in the civil rights movement, or in the women's movement. Our mission is to improve environmental energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. So we have this basis, if we think of someone like Audubon, John James Audubon, one of the main icons of the movement, he was a slave owner. I'm looking forward to this conversation. AAEA is an environmental organization founded in 1985 that is dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting the efficient use of natural resources, increasing African American participation in the environmental movement and promoting ownership of energy infrastructure and resources. Still it was still, the movements were not fully inclusive about people of color and certainly also the white working class, but they broadened out a bit. Audio no disponible. And so people feel very, very alienated by some of that. Dorceta Taylor: Yes, so that report done in 2014, I am right now in the midst of doing a series of updates, so a new set of data. Taylor." But surprisingly what we, what I found was we saw an increase in 2014-15 peaking in 2016, and since 2016 a dramatic decline in the percentage of environmental organizations that's reporting gender and race data. The second piece we're looking at is wages. Sometimes it's labeled the Taylor Report, but that alienating culture is really very hard to get through. Or if they go to a conference, they pass it on, or they send it to organizations in their network. It was fun. Diversity and the Conservation Movement was developed by the National Audubon Society in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education, as well ToyotaTogetherGreen, Mind the gap. Astrobitácora: astronomía con Álex Riveiro Dorceta Taylor: So once you hire someone, can you retain? | 02:45:42, En So they do recruit, but they recruit from informal internal networks. And it's, again, it's gendering, it's race, it's age that people are kind of flowing those pieces all together, and they're thinking older white woman, older black woman with gray hair, she couldn't possibly know anything about the environment. SAVE. That demographic clock is not going to be turned back. Well that's quite a story. That's generated a lot of interest certainly amongst environmental professionals and everybody is looking at these two cases. I am outside looking at all these roses, looking at the hillsides, looking at the waterfalls. Well into the late '60s they were, people were resigning over the idea of Jews and blacks coming into these organizations. So that form of unconscious bias that, it's not to label people or castigate. In 2014, we looked at around 200 organizations. Where are the environmental organizations? Dorceta Taylor: Yeah, I'm a full professor at University of Michigan with two PhDs. Can you talk a little bit about some of the key findings of that report? What are the reasons why you don't hire people of color, and some actually I think they forget they're doing a survey. But before I ask you about that, I kind of want to step back just a little and ask about what you see as some of the roots of the lack of diversity within the environmental movements. So since 2014, organizations, environmental organizations have been doing it. So the title of the book is The Rise of the American Conservation Movement. We sa... Programa: You Make Me Sick. Escucha y descarga los episodios de You Make Me Sick gratis. If done properly, diversity benefits everyone, because diversity opens this space to talk about wage inequality. Dorceta Taylor: First and foremost, racism, racism, racism and racism. And I'm sorry we can't talk longer about more things, but I know you have a lot to do, so we'll let you get back to it and say thank you again, Dr. Dorceta Taylor for joining us on Resources Radio. So students for instance, who would not even think of environment. So you need to go to the conferences, the places where those people are going. Dorceta Taylor: Yes. Radiociencia So we're seeing at the VP level, several major big Greens are hiring people of color in the VP, but they tend to hire them as diversity. In general, diversity in environmental organizations has improved over time, but significant work has to be done to make the workplace more inclusive and welcoming to a broader range of people. References and recommendations made throughout the podcast: Daniel Raimi: Hello and welcome to Resources Radio, a weekly podcast from Resources for the Future. It's a question of what you see and what you don't see. What we saw, what I thought I'd find would be an upward trajectory constant between 2014 through 2018. | 01:15:54, En So we're hoping to be able to get some of that coming out, so that some of what I'm reading and thinking about and just realizing these massive differences in salary. They don't do this for white males, they make counter offers to white males. We're seeing some of that happening. Most of the organizations, up until the turn of the 20th century, women couldn't join them, period. Dorceta Taylor: I think of myself as someone who was kind of genetically hardwired to do this. We talked about the history. Some of those organizations, in many organizations, if you were black, you could not join these organizations as late as the 1970s. Los mejores documentales sobre humanidades, naturaleza, ciencia, historia, política y astrofisica, para que los escuches donde y cuando quieras. That's an informal style of recruitment. Browse more videos. Revolución española en técnica aeroespacial de cohetes. But for a lot of folks that, they are not used to that as kind of the unofficial uniform in many places, and they certainly can't afford, the three or four or five different Patagonia vests at $200 a pop. Daniel Raimi: Right. That's the good news. Thanks for having me. Orla Jaron. If people of color make up over 35% of the US population, why are they only in 14% of the senior staff positions of environmental organizations? This week we talk with Professor Dorceta Taylor of the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability. We sat down with Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0, to talk about diversity, hiring practices, and their new report, Beyond Diversity. Daniel Raimi: Do you have any examples come to mind? So our audience can, can know that these types of things are still happening out there. Most of those were students and most were students of color. If you'd like to hear the unedited version, please visit our website at resourcesradio.org. It really wasn't until we get to the 1990s and the advent of the environmental justice movement that, really very openly articulate a racial frame, a class frame, and a gender frame that questioned the assumptions, and the structures, and the hiring practices. Dorceta Taylor: So we're seeing some hiring at the top or second to the top tier of the organizations. But as you look at the post World War II era, as people are earning more, and making more money, you see those clubs by the '50s especially coming out of their big conservation fight around Echo Park. And I want to ask you specifically about what are some of the steps that organizations can take to implement that. Do you have a mechanism if that person gets an offer elsewhere to to make a counter offer? And so my research shows that many of the environmental organizations, they do a really poor job of retention because, for instance, they don't do counter offers. Yet every September, I guarantee you a first year student will see me thinking I'm the janitor, "Can I help you?" One of the things coming out of 2014 was we collaborated with GuideStar to have environmental organization be more transparent, and to put up their diversity data. And so you mentioned a book he wrote just a moment ago and I want to make sure people have a good reference for it. And so we will really come out with the first big study on the wage gap. Resources Radio, Dorceta Taylor, Daniel Raimi, and Kate Petersen. Busca podcasts, programas, episodios, canales, radios online, usuarios... A continuación: And I mean the gate was very distinct, because everybody looked the same. And the last piece I have is the fact that for the first time ever, I think in American environmental organization history, we have two top 10 organizations searching for presidents, the CEO. Dorceta Taylor: Thank you. We’ll begin by talking to Whitney … We use cookies to provide you with a better service. The path has been long and arduous, since there is little diversity in the conservation and environmental fields in the United States. What that does not get you is the person who is not tied into that network. "El Explicador" es el nombre con el que nos presentamos en medios masivos en México. ESPURNA Diversity in the Environmental Movement March 22nd, we went to the City Club to attend a program titled “More Green, Less White, Diversity in the Environmental Movement.” Instead of registering me. Daniel Raimi: And just so people, Green 2.0, that's the 2014 that we talked about. Daniel Raimi: Me, too. The environmental field will not be able to have effective ways of doing policy hiring, finding the best talent, getting buy-in for environmental activities if they do not engage people of color. It is very white. Programa de ciencia dirigido y presentado por Antonio Rivera que se emite todas las semanas en CV Radio. By then I realized I did not want to be a medical doctor. Dorceta Taylor: It's the 2014 report. They do not necessarily represent the views of Resources for the Future, which does not take institutional positions on public policies. Resources Radio is produced by Kate Petersen, with music by Daniel Raimi. The Lack of Diversity in the Environmental Movement – Part 3 Environmentalism is a movement that impacts all classes, colors, and demographics of society, yet is rarely represented by the individuals working on the issues themselves. They openly state that. As an addendum to my conversation with Dr. Taylor, I'd like to invite you to check out a full unedited version of the interview, which ran about 40 minutes long. On this edition of EcoRadio KC we look at the representation of people of color within the ranks of those working for a cleaner environment. So not as much a modern movement but taking environment and environmentalism away from just the white, Western European, upper and upper middle class to having ordinary people, ordinary Americans, ordinary people around the world think about environment and start connecting with it. Dorceta Taylor: Yes. I hope you'll stay with us. They don't want to sit around and work in organizations, go to environmental programs, go to spaces where everybody sounds like them, looks like them, talk like them, is from the same social class and went to the same private school. From the time I was a very young girl growing up in Jamaica, five, six years old. Because if you're not putting up your diversity data, that lack of transparency is problematic. I've been soliciting questions from them and trying to incorporate them into our conversation, so we're going to get into that in a moment and talk about, sort of diversity or the lack of diversity in the environmental movement over time. They don't exist. So if you have a person that's very good, they are going to be recruitable because your best talent usually is. Podcast que tiene la intensión de conservar de forma temática los audios producidos por Enrique Ganem, mejor conocido como "El Explicador". And the organizations on the other hand, either not knowing how to find them, where to find them or unwilling or unable to put in the effort to find them. Or is it just kind of reflecting society as a whole or other problems that society has? I've found them. We'd love to hear what you think, so please rate us on iTunes or leave us a review. Or was it-. Dorceta Taylor: Right. If I weren't articulate, if anyone isn't articulate, they should not be teaching at University of Michigan School for the environment. Set up organizations that were, again, predominantly white or all white. And they brought in these speakers and I'm thinking, "Yeah, about 20 to 30 minutes, no prayers." She's articulate. i. In 2014, a report produced by Green 2.0, an organization that brings attention to the lack of diversity in mainstream environmental movements, conducted a survey of the country’s 40 largest environmental NGOs, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the Sierra Club.

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