Candice Dickens-Russell

Meet Candice

A lifelong eco geek who started by establishing a recycling program with friends in middle school and joining the eco club in high school, Candice has always worked to bring people together to create a thriving and just environment for all.

Throughout her formal education in Sustainability and Social Justice, Candice developed a passion for this powerful combination, realizing that some of the most impactful environmental work is being done at the intersection of the two. For Candice, the principle that communities should speak for themselves is a core value, and she believes that engaging diverse stakeholders improves outcomes, and makes movements stronger.

Candice is a convener, organizer, trainer and an expert in environmental education. A natural teacher, she has honed her skills in education specializing in the design and development of environmental trainings and workshops. She is at her best when planning and teaching. Candice is an established leader in environmental education in California and has strived to center equity, diversity, and inclusion in EE. She served on the California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy Taskforce, is a member of the North American Association for Environmental Education, the NAAEE eePro group for Diversity & Inclusion, and Environmental Professionals of Color Los Angeles Chapter. She serves on the Board of Directors for Ten Strands and Friends of the Los Angeles River, and advises several organizations in environmental education and literacy.

A Los Angeles native, Candice lives in a hidden eco cottage surrounded by a wild garden with her husband and their young daughter in L.A. She is a meditation practitioner and seeker of stillness. Candice loves nature, wine, art, and any excuse to throw a party.

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