Dorceta Taylor, professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, talks about her new report about environmental groups’ failure to diversify.
"Harriet Tubman. We tend to think of her as someone only successful on the Underground Railroad, but to be that successful she was steeped in environmental and ecological knowledge. She knew the Chesapeake Bay so well that the U.S. military used her at the head of their ships to identify landmines the Confederates had laid in the water and identified them based off what she understood about disturbances in the water."
Amazing follow-up article to one about a newly released report on diversity in the environmental movement.
The report, called “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations,” is billed as “the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement.” It was compiled by a working group of thought leaders on environment and race called Green 2.0, led by University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor. The report explores the history of tension between green activism and racial justice, and the many attempts at rapprochement.
According to the report, “the dominant culture of the organizations is alienating to ethnic minorities, the poor, the LGBTQ community, and others outside the mainstream.”
http://diversegreen.org/ Report Website.
Think People of Color Don’t Care About the Environment? Think again. Same author, follow up article.
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quietmagpie replied to your video “We had a lovely evening thunderstorm in PA. I took some of my planties…”
Definitely a sphingid moth. I have seen wing flapping as a response from everything from wet wings, low body temperature, agitation, and pesticide-induced nerve damage, so I’m not sure you can say why it’s doing it. Pretty, though!
I hope it was just a little cold and wet! It was a rainy, chilly day, so let’s go with that. I’m loving all of the amazing moths I’ve seen since moving to PA. I also saw my first cicada of the season the other day. Bring on the music!
Larger moths often vibrate their wings before flying to warm them up. Not sure about species but looks like Sphingidae family.
Thanks! Hopefully this guy wasn’t planning on going anywhere soon. I doubt flying during a thunderstorm is that much fun.
We had a lovely evening thunderstorm in PA. I took some of my planties out for a nice drink and saw this guy on my way back in. He was right in front of the door so I relocated him. Any idea what might be the motivation behind this behaviour? Or an ID on the species?