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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. We’ll begin by talking to Whitney … So the students of color who tend not to be very well tied into those networks, working class whites, rural people, people who did not go to the elite environmental programs, you don't get those folks. Get the free digital edition of Resources magazine, along with our weekly Resources Radio podcast and On the Issues newsletter. Host Daniel Raimi talks with Professor Dorceta Taylor of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary and global field where diversity of backgrounds and approaches is essential for its evolution. 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. The other thing that they can do is the culture within the organization. The second piece we're looking at is wages. So the other thing that's different about the '60s also was the infusion of youth. ESPURNA 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. We are seeing a very big gender gap in wages and a big racial gap. And, but I still get that. I know many of my colleagues are really anxious to hear this conversation as well. We're seeing some of that happening. 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. In 1990 when we looked at the major environmental organizations, less than 2% of the staff were people of color. 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. 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 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. And in his case, he was just like, "This conference opened my eyes. Resources Radio is a podcast from Resources for the Future. Because we Rhea Sue has left NRDC and now we have Mark Tercek leaving TNC. Those days are kind of past. The report is called The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations, Mainstream NGOs, Foundations and Government Agencies. The Cruiser vests and it's because they know what the environmental uniform is. Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter. Mind the gap." And so people feel very, very alienated by some of that. To identify them early and start providing opportunities that they can see. Escucha y descarga los episodios de Resources Radio gratis. We won't be able to do good baselines. Even though these things were very egregious in the way they played out and I do write a fair bit about that. I'm articulate, has definitely never appeared on my evaluations. Canal: You Make Me Sick. People started to pay attention to pesticides and spraying, and then Earth Day was just kind of the icing on the cake.  /  Dorceta Taylor: Thank you. The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies, Written by Dorceta Taylor, Ph.D.; Commissioned by Green 2.0Read the report The Racial Gap on Global Warming, FiveThirtyEight, Harry Enten, Sept 23, 2014 http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-racial-gap-on-global-warming/ The Environmental Movement’s Unfunded Army, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Danielle Deane and Melissa Bradley, April 22, 2014 http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_envi… 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. Well into the late '60s they were, people were resigning over the idea of Jews and blacks coming into these organizations. But Carson's book, Rachel Carson's book, definitely as you'd say in modern language, blew it up. Hodan Barreh, a youth environmental advocate passionate about bringing diversity to the environmental movement in her hometown of Austin, Texas — which studies show is one of the most economically segregated cities in the country — cautions green groups to avoid tokenization of people of color if they want to bring genuine diversity to the environmental movement. 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? It's by our guest, Dorceta, E. Taylor, Duke University Press, so people can check that out if they want to understand that history a little bit better. | 29:07, En Bean, or something like that. Pangea Aerospace. Daniel Raimi: I can see where this is going. 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. Career pathways, career development programs. 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. That's generated a lot of interest certainly amongst environmental professionals and everybody is looking at these two cases. El último humanista 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. The women had on their Birkenstocks and the younger people, their Doc Martens. We however, we can move it back about another couple of decades where if we come out of the Great Depression in 1930s, the Dust Bowl era, environmentalism was really in a down swing where you could see, if you look at the data on most of the clubs, their memberships were going down. I was simply blind to the fact that we hired just the same people over and over, and we never talked about it. En And he said, "I had just not noticed that everybody in my organization was white." Sometimes it's labeled the Taylor Report, but that alienating culture is really very hard to get through. Where are the environmental organizations? Tiempo: 30:35 Subido 30/06 a … 07.23.19 Resources Radio, Dorceta Taylor, Daniel Raimi, and Kate Petersen. And they brought in these speakers and I'm thinking, "Yeah, about 20 to 30 minutes, no prayers." What we saw, what I thought I'd find would be an upward trajectory constant between 2014 through 2018. Right now my students and I, we're in the process of looking at about 12,000. Diversity in the environmental field has fallen behind diversity of the nation: “In 1990, when we looked at the major environmental organizations, less than 2 percent of the staff were people of color. Not to cast blame, but just so people have a frame of reference. 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. 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.” Número de Identificación del proyecto: TSI-090100-2011-23 They're not interested in the environment." Dorceta Taylor: Yes. When most people think about the roots of the modern environmental movement, they often think about the late '60s and early '70s, and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring or of the first Earth Day, which I believe was in 1970. This week, we need to talk about diversifying environmental organizations. Diversity and the Environmental Movement. It was fun. 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. 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. Daniel Raimi: And you've had many years of incredibly productive time since then, looking at all sorts of issues. If I weren't articulate, if anyone isn't articulate, they should not be teaching at University of Michigan School for the environment. So it's something that really transcended, even America, to a kid in a very small rundown school in Jamaica experiencing Earth Day on Earth Day in 1970. So environment kind of grew up in this way where no one was asking questions about race, about class, about gender very much. 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. 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? So that's kind of stunning and it really should give the whole field something to reflect on. Can you talk a little bit about some of the key findings of that report? At first, many people think, especially whites think, "Oh, are you going to take my job away and give it to a person, an undeserving person of color?". Dorceta Taylor: And it was, there was one of my students behind me who, because I could play this game for a long time, who finally stepped in because she was now fuming out ears and said, "Do you have any idea who this is? They do not necessarily represent the views of Resources for the Future, which does not take institutional positions on public policies. Escucha y descarga los episodios de You Make Me Sick gratis. We sat down with Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0, to talk about diversity, hiring practices, and their new report, Beyond Diversity. "Too late, sister. 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. 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. Bad News is people actually still say that and believe that. 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. 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. If done properly, diversity benefits everyone, because diversity opens this space to talk about wage inequality. Bean. Give me my registration form." Youth energy set, made some of those folks went and got their training in the civil rights movement, or in the women's movement. Somos biólogos y divulgadores de la ciencia. | 01:00:10, En It's dropped down to below I think 3% right, in 2018. Dorceta Taylor: The second piece is, some of it is overt racism. Diversity and the Environmental Movement. Now they want to do diversity and I often say, "What's your budget?" You have to go and find that talent. Dorceta Taylor: So we're seeing some hiring at the top or second to the top tier of the organizations. Daniel Raimi: Right. 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. The Challenge of Diversity in the Environmental Movement, with Dorceta Taylor (Rebroadcast) June 22, 2020. Become an annual RFF donor to receive Resources magazine in your mailbox three times a year. We sa... Programa: You Make Me Sick. Do you have a mechanism if that person gets an offer elsewhere to to make a counter offer? Dorceta Taylor: I think of myself as someone who was kind of genetically hardwired to do this. And that's where it all began. That's how big and profound it was. The mysteries of the epigenome with Dr. Dana Dolinoy Which, "Oh, hey, I like your book." 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. This is really, really neat.”. Mind the gap. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out more. Taylor." And I've written about this before, because ironically some of those early young students. And I mean the gate was very distinct, because everybody looked the same. I had over 240 people. Los mejores documentales sobre humanidades, naturaleza, ciencia, historia, política y astrofisica, para que los escuches donde y cuando quieras. 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%. Well we'll make sure to keep an eye on them as well, and really appreciate you taking the time today to talk to us about your work on diversity and so much else. Cancelar 10. So there has been some movement. Astrobitácora: astronomía con Álex Riveiro So that's what I call homo-social reproduction. I've done the work. 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? Zero, 10,000, 5,000. So it peaked at around 6% of the organizations that we looked at, putting up their diversity data. So you need to go to the conferences, the places where those people are going. Daniel Raimi: Thank you so much for listening to resources radio. Dorceta Taylor: So once you hire someone, can you retain? And that's just absurd. | 56:21, En Learn more about us at rff.org. 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, There’s been quite a bit of progress over the years, but there are still big challenges and plenty of … I hope you'll stay with us. Daniel Raimi: And for the record, I've taught for four years here. It helps us spread the word. Daniel Raimi: So that makes a lot of sense. 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. So our audience can, can know that these types of things are still happening out there. However, if some of them come out of civil rights, they come out of the women's movement and what do they do? So since 2014, organizations, environmental organizations have been doing it. Radiociencia We always try to keep our podcast to about 30 minutes, so we had to edit out some of the conversation. It's a question of what you see and what you don't see. Professor Taylor has spent decades researching the history of the environmental movement. So I followed it up by doing a lot of zoology and botany while I studied in Jamaica. What are the reasons why you don't hire people of color, and some actually I think they forget they're doing a survey. All the adults are inside making a nuisance of themselves. Or is it just kind of reflecting society as a whole or other problems that society has? 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. These were all male, upper, upper, middle class, upper class men, retreats. References and recommendations made throughout the podcast: Daniel Raimi: Hello and welcome to Resources Radio, a weekly podcast from Resources for the Future. I was a 12 year old or something like that in high school in Jamaica in 1970, and to this day I remember us getting out of devotion and worship because in many parts of the world nobody cares about separation of church and state. 0:23. I'm your host, Daniel Raimi. Subprograma: Contenidos Digitales. As you know, the environmental movement has a serious diversity issue. I had one kid at a conference, she asked me four times, "Can I help you? 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 if you have a person that's very good, they are going to be recruitable because your best talent usually is. 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. El Explicador, con Enrique Gánem y María de los Ángeles Aranda. So students for instance, who would not even think of environment. But while communities of color are the communities most directly impacted by environmental pollution and degradation, they are often cut out of the mainstream environmental movement. There’s been quite a bit of progress over the years, but there are still big challenges and plenty of room for improvement. She's focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within environmental groups, both historically and today. 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. These are the same organizations, some founded in the mid-1800s, so they've had 150 years of homogeneity that they've invested in. So we can think about it in terms of, some of it is unconscious. It's to say, "Open your eyes and be aware.". Everybody had on a Patagonia jacket or an L.L. She's articulate. They don't do this for white males, they make counter offers to white males. As late as the 1930s and '40s if you're a woman, you couldn't join some of these organizations. They don't exist. 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? Tiempo: 31:38 Subido 22/06 a … 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? Disheartening in a way. Report. La Fábrica de la Ciencia (LFDLC) Because if you're not putting up your diversity data, that lack of transparency is problematic.

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