Policing Is an Environmental Justice Issue: In Solidarity with Atlanta and Memphis

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Content warning: This piece discusses police brutality, murders by police, and state violence. Please use discretion in reading and sharing.  Justice Outside grieves in solidarity with the communities of Manuel Esteban Paez “Tortuguita” Terán and Tyre Nichols. We are grateful to them for doing the work of community care and organizing in the face of state … Read more

Life in Motion Podcast: Advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoors

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Justice Outside’s Chief Program Officer Laura Rodriguez (she/her) and Director of Programs Dr. Mary Traylor (they/she) joined Illumine Collect’s Life in Motion podcast where they shared their own experiences of exposure to the outdoors growing up and how that has impacted their work at the organization. From the Outdoor Educators Institute to our Liberated Paths … Read more

Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program to the Carolinas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 14, 2023Media Contact: Noorjahan Akbar at media@justiceoutside.org OAKLAND, CA—Today, Justice Outside, which works to advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement, announced that the organization is expanding grantmaking for community-led organizations working in North and South Carolina.  Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths grantmaking program supports outdoor initiatives … Read more

Celebrating Our 2022 Rising Leaders Fellows

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On November 10th and November 17th, we celebrated the graduation of our 2022 Rising Leaders Fellowship. We had an entirely virtual cohort and an in-person cohort in the Bay Area with a total of 39 fellows, nearly doubling the number of participants from previous years!  The Rising Leaders Fellowship supports the continued career development of … Read more

Learning about the universe with Dr. Nia Imara

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On Saturday, December 3rd, Justice Outside and our partner The Lawrence Hall of Science hosted a private reception followed by a lecture, We Love the Light, with Dr. Nia Imara. Dr. Imara is an artist, astrophysicist, and professor of astronomy. She is also the Founding Director of Onaketa, a nonprofit that provides free STEM tutoring … Read more

Nine Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color Led Organizations to Support This Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and solidarity through resource sharing. On this day, people around the world donate to, volunteer with, and partner with nonprofits they believe in. At Justice Outside, we want to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of our Liberated Paths grantee partners around the country … Read more

Vallejo Project: Green Workforce Development

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, also referred to as COP27, will take place this year in Egypt on November 6-18. This year, the focus of COP27 is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation. The three main objectives of the conference are mitigation, adaptation, and climate finance. Countries will have to show how … Read more

Highlights of 2022

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This was a year of growth and transformation at Justice Outside. We started the year with 12 team members and concluded it with 26. This growth will enable us to implement our strategic plan for 2025 and strengthen our mission to advance equity in the outdoors. Our larger team has already increased our impact. We … Read more