As an organization, we recognize the lack of diversity, inclusiveness and representation within the environmental movement. In order to effectively tackle the climate crisis, which disproportionately affects marginalized, rural and communities of color, we need to build a powerful movement that crosses racial, economic and geographic divides.
To address this issue, we recently launched our Climate REDI program to create greater Representation, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the climate movement. Led by people of color, the program aims to build mutually supportive partnerships with diverse allies to promote local leadership and center the voices of African-American, Indigenous and Latino communities on climate issues.
The Climate REDI program will form trusted partnerships, identify volunteers and spokespeople, generate media, and use digital strategies to increase representation, equity, diversity and inclusion within the climate movement. In addition, we will use our
platform to elevate the intersections between the climate crisis and other issues of injustice facing Latino, Indigenous and African American communities.
We believe that in order to combat the climate crisis, we must be REDI; we must build a movement that is centered on Representation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.