Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

NAAEE is committed to being a champion for promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We believe that a wide array of perspectives allows all organizations to be more effective, more creative, and more relevant, and we honor the beliefs, attitudes, languages, interpersonal styles, and values of all individuals.


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Our goal is to create an environment that is inclusive, respectful, and equitable, and to employ the talents of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to accomplish the mission of NAAEE.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and NAAEE

NAAEE is dedicated to achieving greater equity and inclusion within our own organization and providing equal opportunity to people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, incomes, marital statuses, ages, geographic locations, philosophies, and veteran statuses in all levels of staff and governance. We are also committed to promoting principles that help build a more inclusive environmental movement, and focus on promoting ecological integrity, economic prosperity, and social equity. 

We recognize that cultural diversity exists in multiple dimensions, and includes differences among people that are not immediately visible. While we cannot heal all divisions and inequities in society, our work can help create unique opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and exchanges. The more diverse the audiences we work with, the stronger our movement will be. We are also committed to the lifelong learning that is required for effective diversity and inclusion work.

We are committed to the goals set forth in our Strategy Framework by providing coaching for our staff and network, including leadership clinics for state affiliates, and building on a digest of resources for our audiences to use in anti-racism and equity work.