Green groups have a racism problem. Waterkeepers are trying to solve it.

… “We often talk about issues that concern different waterkeepers in their watersheds, which end up being community concerns, but we haven’t really been intentional about diversifying the movement and making sure that there was diversity both in the waterkeeper positions and on the council but also within the staff of the Waterkeeper Alliance,” said Sejal Choksi, San Francisco Baykeeper and a representative for the Waterkeeper Council, one of the Waterkeeper Alliance’s leadership bodies, on the JEDI committee. Choksi has spent 18 years working full-time with the San Francisco Baykeeper organization, pushing California lawmakers to ban pesticides, implementing a mercury cleanup plan for the bay, and fighting oil pollution and refineries in the region.

Green groups have a racism problem. Waterkeepers are trying to solve it.