WASHINGTON, DC—Green 2.0 Executive Director Whitney Tome, a leading voice in the effort for greater inclusion and diversity in the environmental field, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as an Advisor.
Through Green 2.0, Whitney has published the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement and works with partners to increase their data transparency, accountability, and action.
“Whitney’s leadership has made it possible for environmental organizations and foundations to track whether we are making progress toward real and meaningful change on diversity,” said Rachel’s Network President Fern Shepard. “Building inclusion in our movement is vital to creating the world we want to live in.”
During Whitney’s first year as director, Green 2.0 motivated 70 environmental leaders to call on Congress to diversify federal agencies relevant to environmental policy, co-sponsored a panel at the Democratic National Convention on how to advance diversity in the progressive movement, hosted a workshop at South by Southwest Eco, published several reports including Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort and Results in Environmental C-Suite Searches, and increased the number of environmental nonprofits submitting diversity data.
“I’m delighted to join Rachel’s Network, especially given this proven track record, to continue advancing diversity in the environmental movement with the unique focus on the intersection of women and race.” said Whitney.
In addition to her work with Green 2.0, Whitney also serves as a principal at the Raben Group, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. Prior her current positions, Whitney served as the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association, program manager and mediator at the Meridian Institute, and strategist and advisor at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Rachel’s Network Circle of Advisors are women leaders in environmental fields who provide high-level expertise and keep us connected to nonprofits that share our goals. This esteemed roster includes Terry Tempest Williams, Rev. Sally Bingham, Alice Waters, and Hazel Henderson.
Rachel’s Network, a nonprofit organization named in Rachel Carson’s honor, promotes women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. The Network builds productive alliances among members and offers services that empower them to lead.
Green 2.0 is a campaign dedicated to increasing racial diversity of mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies. The Green 2.0 working group advocates for data transparency, accountability and increased resources to ensure that these organizations increase their diversity.