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New Report Tells the Story of National Wildlife Federation’s Equity & Justice Journey
In order to save wildlife and ourselves, we need to ensure that all people have access to clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. The National Wildlife Federation must embed equity and justice into our organizational policies, practices, and programs to become a place that welcomes, retains, and celebrates people from all backgrounds and walks of life. We will be most successful in our work when we value people’s humanity, appreciate and integrate their perspectives, and work to make our systems more equitable. Pursuing equity and justice as a core tenet of the Federation is essential to ensuring people and wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The newly released report on the National Wildlife Federation’s equity and justice journey from 2016 to 2022 details the work we’ve done to transform an organization founded in 1936 into one that can do meaningful and relevant work in 2023 and beyond. This snapshot in time provides many insights into the Federation’s work thus far including a timeline of our progress, lessons learned along the way, our current work priorities, challenges we’ve faced, and areas we can grow.
Highlights from the Report
The timeline provides an overview of the arc of this journey. Readers will notice themes and patterns that have moved the work forward over time.
Lessons that have been learned from the journey provide a framing beyond “success and failure” for the reader’s learning and understanding.
The ‘Ongoing Journey’ section summarizes milestones and ongoing work at the federation, along with staff stories that illuminate the impacts of these shifts.
Considering challenges and areas of growth provides context for some of the current limitations of doing equity and justice work within the National Wildlife Federation and identifies current gaps that will be important to consider as the work moves forward.
We hope that this resource will help our supporters learn more about the critical work being done at the National Wildlife Federation to make our organization more equitable and just – so that we can continue to work on issues that benefit our shared environment and the wildlife and people that call it home.