February EcoHour with Whitney Tome
In honor of Black History Month, join DC EcoWomen for EcoHour featuring Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0. Green 2.0 is an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies. Whitney has worked on several environmental issues from oceans and fisheries to national parks because she is passionate about our planet, its resources and the people who will live on it for years to come.
Getting the right people to the table and achieving clear outcomes and deliverables requires trust, finesse, insight and attention to people. A former professional ballerina, as well as an experienced advocate and facilitator, Whitney brings poise, discipline, and attention to detail to all her work at The Raben Group, and particularly as she helms the groundbreaking environmental diversity initiative Green 2.0.
Whitney brings people, organizations, and groups together to achieve their goals. She has worked on several environmental issues from oceans and fisheries to national parks because she is passionate about our planet, its resources and the people who will live on it for years to come. Before coming to the Raben Group, Whitney worked on several political campaigns at Environmental Defense Fund’s Oceans Program, built long-term partnerships with universities, and established clear and measurable diversity metrics for National Parks Conservation Association. She is able to identify systemic opportunities and challenges, craft sustainable solutions, and then implement them for organizations. Whitney earned her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she won the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France. She lives in Washington, DC with her family.
Twitter handles: @DiverseGreen @wjtome
Tuesday, February 21; 6:00pm-8:00 pm
Teaism Penn Quarter* (Map)
400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC
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