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Environmentalists stress people of all races, backgrounds key to green movement
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:52 PM EDT
Thousands of young environmentalists from around the country are heading to Pittsburgh, planning to strengthen the green movement by involving more people of different races and backgrounds.
Organizers say they're reaching out to minority communities, seeking to change the typically mostly white and upper-class membership of environmental groups.
Leading environmentalist Bill McKibben says diversity is "absolutely crucial" in the fight to limit damage from climate change. McKibben will speak at the conference, a project of the nonprofit Energy Action Coalition, based in Washington, D.C.
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