Facilitated diversity work with 7 organizations Graduated 19 participants from our first Environment 2042 Environmental Educator Leadership cohort Launched a second Environment 2042 Environmental Educator Leadership cohort with 18 members Grown our EPOC National membership to over 1,150 members Held an open-enrollment Exploring Power, Privilege & Tools for Change retreat Enrolled in Environmental Protection Agency’s EECapacity online learning Training Attended North American Association for Environmental Education’s annual conference
Our CDE family is growing!
Congratulations to our extraordinary board member
Marisa Aurora Quiroz & her partner Steven
on the arrival of healthy baby Rio Aurora this August!
Our Theory of Change
The Center for Diversity & the Environment grew out of the belief that everyone has a place in the environmental movement. Everything we do at CDE supports this vision of inclusivity. We build bridges between communities of color and the environmental community, fostering a fundamental revolution of the environmental movement–into an equitable, inclusive, and diverse coalition of people at work on a wide array of environmental issues. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches our work and makes the environmental movement more relevant than ever. Alumni of our programs carry this work forward and out into their communities: they are the change agents and ambassadors of the changing face of environmentalism.
We envision a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs of all through an environmental movement that is diverse, inclusive, successful, vibrant, and relevant, taking into account the needs, perspectives, and voices of all. The Center for Diversity and the Environment harnesses the power of racial and ethnic diversity to transform the US environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances.