This MLK Day, the Environmental Professionals of Color – Atlanta Chapter aimed to galvanize the spirit of the holiday to spark a local dialogue on the lack of diversity in the environmental movement. The Environmental Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable convened a diverse group of environmental professionals from organizations such as Southface, Greening Forward, Georgia State University, Atlanta Daily World, The Sierra Club, Georgia River Network, GreenLaw, EarthShare of Georgia, Emerald Cities Collaborative, the Greening Youth Foundation and many more. The roundtable explored the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the environmental movement, began defining barriers to achieving greater diversity through the adoption of more inclusive practices, and pointed to practices and programs that are needed to begin the transition to a more diverse and inclusive environmental sector.
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