The need to increase diversity within the environmental movement is relevant at both the national and local levels. More and more people are recognizing the value of this shift, and yet it remains an elusive goal. It is an issue that it is deeply rooted in different and often opposing beliefs, experiences, and histories, both societal and personal. Climate change presents a particular challenge given its scientific complexity and the political divisions it provokes. And yet, there is hope: a healthy environment offers common ground on which to build new or stronger bridges within and across communities.
We will support leadership development for existing and emerging leaders of historically marginalized communities, with a specific focus on advocating for equitable and effective solutions to environmental issues. We will also work to strengthen partnerships between these communities and others, including government representatives and mainstream environmental organizations, to ensure positive action is taken that benefits both the environment and impacted residents of Marin.
This initiative uses an invitation-only application process.