Blog for Equity and Inclusion

Two people kneeling on a sandy dune, planting dune grass
RiSC Dune Grass Planting. Photo credit: Teri Brennan
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Youth-led action and nature-based solutions for climate mitigation are the focus of two programs at the National Wildlife Federation. Read how fieldwork and research are powering the students' next steps.

Summer training for four Difference Maker Mentors smiling while they stand in a forest creek.
Difference Maker Mentors summer training. Photo credit: L. Cisneros
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The “Difference Makers Mentors” facilitates environmental education programming that is equitable, culturally sustaining, and welcoming to students. This pertains especially to those who have been historically marginalized within the science and environmental field, and serves as a supportive partnership for environmental action projects tailored to students’ interests, identities, and local community needs.

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Access to nature can reduce anxiety, green schoolyards can impact students’ physical and socioemotional health, and environmental education can improve health-related quality of life. As environmental educators, we’re familiar with nature’s many gifts, including that of wellness and health. In this blog post, we’ll look specifically at how Geechee communities in Georgia supported and prioritized community health.

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During Black History Month and beyond, we want to share the inspiration and strength of regional, place-based initiatives that address Black history in nature and relate to this year's theme, Black Health and Wellness. Charting the ways personal histories unravel the self, this collage of conversations between Black, Indigenous, and Afro-Indigenous Alaskans maps paths toward healing.

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Green 2.0's 2021 NGO & Foundation Transparency Report Card offers questions for reflection for all those working in environmental education. If you identify as a young or emerging professional, please join the YEP Group on November 22 for a short conversation about HR practices, including those discussed in the report, such as transparent salary and promotion processes, training and mentoring programs, and diversity and inclusion efforts.