We’re always learning, listening, and watching to deepen our understanding of justice, racism, and whiteness. Here are some resources we’ve found helpful, we hope you like them too.
Exploring Environmental Justice
Embracing the integral connections between environmental protection and racial justice makes us better positioned to achieve our mission and win on our issues. We feel fortunate to work with and learn from others who champion work in this intersection. Below are some resources that guide our personal and organizational commitments.
This Agenda produced by the City of Seattle is their strategy to address environmental disparities and ensure that everyone benefits from the city’s progress. It reinforces Seattle’s commitment to racial equity and social justice in their environmental work.
In addition, WEC and WCV wrote organizational commitments and action items in response to the agenda. Read our commitments here.
Got Green and Puget Sound Sage set out to learn how communities experience climate change and collaborated to research and produce this report. The process shaped conversations with community, the public sector, and organizational partners as well as the development of the policy recommendations put forth in this report.
As the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement, this document provides perspective on the Green Ceiling, unconscious bias, and other issues around workplace diversity. A great way to understand the realities of the environmental movement in the 21st century.
Naming and challenging whiteness
Understanding inequality and systemic racism