Every person deserves access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive and succeed, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic background.
Here, you will find a collection of resources that can help you learn more about social equity, connect with organizations working in this field, and take action to support our mission.
We have compiled a list of articles that cover a wide range of topics related to social equity, including racism, discrimination, privilege, and allyship. These resources are great for self-education and can help you deepen your understanding of the issues.
- Transforming A Movement: How Foundations Can Support Effective Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (Dei) Capacity Building Efforts In Environmental Organizations.
- An Open Letter to UCS: On Black Death, Black Silencing, and Black Fugitivity by Ruth Tyson.
- 2021 NGO & Foundation Transparency Report Card
- The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership: Leaders across multiple sectors, such as community-based organizations, local governments, philanthropic partners, and facilitative leaders trusted by communities, can use this spectrum to assess and revolutionize community engagement efforts to advance community-driven solutions.
- Is DEI work upholding the same systems it seeks to challenge? “Do Black people even go outside?”– I can’t help but rage at the machine DEI work has become. I’ve observed countless instances of DEI work replicating and reinforcing the very toxic and oppressive systems that it is intended to challenge.”
- Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Racist Manipulation of DEIJ Language. Helpful to DEIJ practitioners, those seeking to truly advance anti-racism and other isms, and most of all, to those who feel gaslit, marginalized, and aggressed to the point of exhaustion.
- Building A More Inclusive Movement: Browning The Green Space. How do you make energy transition truly inclusive and equitable? Start by bringing more voices of color into every stage of the process. Browning the Green Space is working to do just that.
Organizations & Initiatives
We have also included a list of organizations and initiatives that are working to promote social equity and justice.
Mental Health Resources For Bipoc:
- Ethel’s Club: The first social and wellness platform designed to celebrate people of color through their physical spaces, online marketplace, concert venue, and soon to launch global digital platform.
- Therapy for Black Girls: An online space (and podcast!) dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
- Dive In Well: An organization committed to cultivating space, community, conversations and change for a more equitable and accessible wellness industry.
- Inclusive Therapists: Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist, centering the needs of marginalized populations.
- The Loveland Foundation: An organization focused on efforts to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls, through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more.
- NAMI: The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Black Mental Health Matters Resource List
- Freedom for Immigrants: On any given day, over 50,000 children and adults are languishing in private immigrant jails and prisons.
- IC4IJ: An Inland Empire coalition that engages in policy advocacy, community organizing and education, and rapid response to ICE and border patrol operations.
Networking, Career Development and Support:
- BlackOak Collective: Combines the power of networking with digital engagement to create a safe space for Black environmental career development, support, and community.
- Green City Force: They prepare young leaders to power a green and inclusive economy, through service.
- Wisconsin Green Muslims: Educates the Muslim community and the general public about the Islamic environmental justice teachings.
- Women of Color Collective in Sustainability (WOC/CS): A collective created to support women of color who want to connect, collaborate, identify mentorships, job opportunities and seek resources within sustainability.
We believe that taking action is an essential part of promoting social equity. A way to get involved includes donating. Your donation can help fund programs and initiatives that promote social equity and justice.
Where To Donate:
- Protestor Bail Funds/Legal Help By City
- Immigration Liberation Fund
- Black Immigrants Bail Fund
- Diverted Power
Resources For Allyship:
- 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship, Mireille Cassandra Harper on Twitter
By taking action, you can make a tangible impact on the world around you.