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Scholars Sierra Campbell, Auriane Benabou, Hannah Wilson and Belén Rodríguez tour Violet Prairie Seed Farm.

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program at the UW was started in 2014 when it became clear that the environmental movement had made no strides in decades to address its lack of racial and gender diversity, a problem commonly known as the Green Ceiling. Simply put, no more than 12 percent of all employees in non-governmental organizations and foundations that work with natural resources could be described as ethnic minority or multiracial.

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