Welcome to the Center for Diversity & the Environment

We harness the power of racial & ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances.

Open for registration!

Decoding Whiteness: Racial Justice for a Re-Imagined World
October 18-21, 2021
9am-1pm PST each day
Course sessions will take place on Zoom
Registration and payment link for Decoding Whiteness: https://cdeinspires.salsalabs.org/decodingwhitenesscdeopenenrollmenttrainingoct2021

Program Fees:

Program tuition is $750. Once payment has been received, an email will be sent with details to complete your registration and prepare for your course.

There may be some partial scholarships available with demonstrated need. Please reach out to Jody Van Riper at operations@cdeinspires.org.

How to Register:

Registration will be limited to the first 20 participants who sign up. Additional names will be added to a wait list. Please submit any questions to operations@cdeinspires.org

Seeking Designers: You or Someone You Know?
Our website and logo have served us well for more than 10 years, and now we’re excited for a fresh start. We’ve released a Request for Proposals for a brand and website redesign process, and we hope you’ll help us spread the word to the creative folks in your networks. We see this as an opportunity to better convey who CDE is and what we do through our logo, graphics, and online presence, as well as tell the stories of our inspiring community of partners—you and your work. We’re looking for designers who are taking active steps to decolonize their work, and we encourage those with a racial equity analysis or those who want to evolve their racial equity analysis to apply. We are specifically interested in considering proposals from Indigenous, Black, and/or person of color led agencies (or individuals). Get in touch with Cris Watson, our contractor managing this project, with any questions at cfwatsonconsulting@gmail.com.

We want this to be the year in which all of our collective work tips the scales on diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives in the environmental movement.

Be part of the change.

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.

Our Vision

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.

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