Communities of color care about the environment, and are often the most affected by environmental impacts. But the green movement might as well be called the “white” movement. Here’s why it’s important to push for greater diversity among the boards, leadership and staff of environmental groups.
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Pah Tempe’s mineral water, which everyone else recognizes as sacred and healing, is referred to by the local county water district as, incredibly, a *pollutant* which they feel needs to be captured and ‘disposed of’ somewhere out in the desert. For them, this requires condemning and closing the property on which these precious hot springs sit. This outcome has been their consistent goal for many years, despite a worldwide (and local) fan base, and clear scientific consensus on the amazing biological uniqueness and diversity of fish in that exact section of the river, now made endangered by the diversion of water in the name of development.
We are pleased to introduce a brand new post series called “Ecology + Economics” by Dr. Henry Cole. Dr. Cole (or Hank as he likes to be called) is the President at Henry S. Cole & Associates an environmental consulting firm that provides a unique blend of scientific, communications support and advocacy. He has a long and distinguished career as an environmental scientist and leader. Dr. Cole brings a wealth of experience, skill and credentials as a scientist and environmental leader. Through his posts, Dr. Cole plans to present a unique view of today issues – How we can make economic progress while sustaining our environment.
Hank spoke to Ecopreneurist about how economic models need a rethink.