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​A Statement from the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

 
The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education is committed to taking a critical, analytical look at the work we do around the state and the resources we provide to educators. We are committed to:

  • An equitable approach to where and how we offer professional development;
  • Critically reviewing our curriculum materials and working to ensure fair and accurate representations and narratives, reflective of all people and histories in our state;
  • Working toward addressing the race-based gap that exists in safe, free access to green spaces for learning and recreation; and
  • Working to appreciate and include diverse ways of knowing about our world and thinking about the environment.

We hope that you will join us in this challenging but rewarding work, and hold us accountable if you see that we are not living up to our commitment.

 

Eco-Justice Resources

​Organizations

NAAEE - Their 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. View their growing list of resources on equity and anti-racism.

WAEE - WAEE has compiled a resource page to support individual and organizational efforts in increasing Eco-Justice impacts in the field of Environmental Education.

NAI - Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to the mission of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), an organization dedicated to advancing the profession of culture, heritage, and nature interpretation. NAI has compiled a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resource page.

EENC - EENC represents a network of outstanding environmental educators, individuals, and organizations who work together to accomplish our core mission: to build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence in environmental education. They have organized articles, research, videos, podcasts, books, people, and organizations from across the internet into five categories.

Green 2.0 - Green 2.0 is a 501(c)3 independent advocacy campaign to increase racial diversity among environmental organizations. Green 2.0 drives accountability via information and visibility— including praise and exposure of individual NGOs, foundations, and government agencies—and their collective work on national initiatives and priorities.

Avarna - We manifest this vision by creating pathways, providing resources, and innovating strategies that support the outdoor and environmental sector in their evolution toward justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (collectively, JEDI). Specifically, we provide this sector and its leaders with learning experiences, assessments, implementation planning, mentorship and coaching, intentional convenings, and resources.

CDE - The Center for Diversity & the Environment harnesses the power of racial and ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions & building alliances.

​Online Learning Modules

eeLEARN Equitable and Inclusive EE - this module was created to help the field of environmental education promote principles that build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive movement and focus on promoting all three tiers of sustainability: ecological integrity, economic prosperity, and social equity.

​Social Spaces

Ecoinclusive Facebook Page - Ecoinclusive supports the creation of healthy and diverse organizational and community ecosystems.

latinxhikers Instagram - Outdoor explorers • Storytellers • Diversity • Inclusion

​Publications

 Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts of Wisconsin Environmental Education Centers

 

This collection of resources is by no means complete! We hope you will help us maintain this as a living collection - sharing resources you think would be a good addition, letting us know if a link is broken, and providing feedback for how this might be more useful. If you have a resource to share or have feedback to help improve the collection, please contact us at wcee@uwsp.edu.

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