Engaged 267 people in diversity programs
Delivered 41 days of retreat programming
Facilitated Equity Engagement Strategy Processes for 6 organizations
Graduated 20 new change agents from our Environment 2042 PNW cohort
Launched our newest E42 Environmental Educator Leadership cohort with 20 participants
Graduated 38 change-agents from 2 Exploring Power, Privilege and Tools for Change retreats
Launched a new Program Associate team of 11 co-facilitators to help build our capacity
Welcomed Los Angeles into our growing National Environmental Professionals of Color Network
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.