On Buffalo: Together in Love for Black People Everywhere; In Mourning, In Solidarity, and In Action

We are writing today to speak of our deep and abiding love for Black people, Black families, and Black communities everywhere. Last Saturday, May 14, 2022, ten beloved Black lives were taken from the community. Even as we grieve, we are strengthened by the power of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. We know that … Read more

Oak Foundation Supports Justice Outside and Environmental Leaders of Color

five young people hold a snake in the outdoors surrounded by greenery and trees

Oak Foundation has announced a two-year $500,000 grant to Justice Outside, a national leader in the critical work of creating a more racially just, inclusive, and equitable environmental and outdoor movement. Oak Foundation funding will support Liberated Paths Grantmaking, a national program by Justice Outside that provides financial support and capacity building for Black, Indigenous, … Read more

What Are the Roles of Justice Outside and Other Environmental Justice Groups in 30×30?

As environmental justice advocates, our work within 30×30 is to ensure that Indigenous people and communities of color are truly at the center of the 30×30 work plan, designing solutions, prioritizing efforts, and redressing historic harms, using  their knowledge and expertise,  joy, and creativity to inform the work.² It’s clear that we cannot bring about … Read more

The Role of Indigenous, Racial Justice, and Environmental Justice Groups in the U.S. Federal 30×30 Work Plan

How Has the Biden-Harris Administration Committed To Indigenous and Racial Justice in the 30×30 Effort? In our 30×30 blog series, we’ve talked about the critical role that Indigenous leadership and racial justice have in 30×30 planning and implementation. In January 2021, President Biden recognized this fact in his Executive Order 14008, directing the Department of … Read more

Why Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color Should Be At the Center of 30×30 Conservation Efforts

Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color have a rich history of connection to the outdoors. All over the country, Communities of Color are fostering creativity, and connection with the land, air, water, and nature around us. Indigenous communities shaped how we protect our land and homes from wildfires. Black communities have led the movement for … Read more

What is 30×30?

30×30 is a global initiative built from the work of environmental justice advocates, scientists, and conservationists that calls for governments to designate 30% of the earth’s lands, waters and oceans as protected areas by 2030. With research on large-scale conservation targets going back in academic literature to the 1970s (studies that replicate the conservation knowledge … Read more

Always Be Birdin’ podcast — We have “literal roots into the earth”

“It doesn’t matter how you enjoy your outside. If it’s birding, if it’s fishing, if it’s hunting, if it’s swimming, it’s still the same because we’re still out here trying to connect with nature, connect with the land, connect with the water, and connect with each other.” -Sam DeJarnett, Always Be Birdin’ Small grassroots programs … Read more

Big news! The Youth Access to Nature Fund joins the Justice Outside family

“rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.” bell hooks (All About Love) We, at Justice Outside have been so honored to be in the movement for community healing and the work for our collective liberation. Together with our program participants, grantees, and you, our community, we … Read more

Youth Access to Nature Fund — Meet the Current Cohort

In 2022, we are so excited to be able to expand on our grantmaking capacity as we welcome the Youth Access to Nature Fund, formerly held at San Francisco Foundation, into our Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program. We want to take this moment to lift up and welcome the strong and vibrant community that the Youth … Read more

Highlights of 2021

This year, 2021, has been such a big journey, full of growth for Justice Outside! Thank you for being together with us in this work. As the year draws to a close, we want to lift up some important developments and milestones for this work, for our community, for our grantees, and for our movements. … Read more