CBF Issues Statement on Green 2.0 Report Card

Today, Green 2.0 released new diversity and inclusion data from environmental NGOs and foundations. Green 2.0 is a nonprofit organization working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among environmental organizations. 

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation participated in the survey and Kristen M. Diggs, CBF Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer issued this statement.

“While the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has significant room for improvement, we are working hard to change that. Over the past 5 years, we have experienced significant increases in the racial diversity of our staff and board. We have also built DEIJ goals and strategies into our organizational strategies to move our work forward. Together, we’re working to achieve a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive CBF.

“Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities, and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.

“That’s why we’re committed to intentionally increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our own organization and throughout Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. We are thankful to Green 2.0 for leading change across the environmental movement.”

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John Surrick

Director of Media Relations, CBF


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