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  • five young people hold a snake in the outdoors surrounded by greenery and trees Oak Foundation Supports Justice Outside and Environmental Leaders of Color (5/19/2022) - Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking to the U.S. South 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 ... Read more
  • What Are the Roles of Justice Outside and Other Environmental Justice Groups in 30×30? (5/12/2022) - 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 (5/12/2022) - 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 (4/21/2022) - 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? (4/21/2022) - 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” (3/17/2022) - “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 (1/28/2022) - “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
  • Highlights of 2021 (11/23/2021) - 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
  • Inside Philanthropy: “Green Grantmaking Program Offers Alternative Paths for Getting Funding to the Grassroots” (10/15/2021) - Today we’re grateful for the thoughtful coverage of our Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program by Michael Kavate for Inside Philanthropy. From the introduction: A couple years ago, Kim Moore Bailey embarked on a series of conversations with the heads of the small, grassroots environmental groups that her organization, Justice Outside, supports. The leaders, who were all ... Read more
  • Announcing ‘Working Toward Racial Equity:’ A Training Series with the Lawrence Hall of Science (9/23/2021) - Today, in collaboration with the Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES project, we are proud to announce the kick-off of the 2-year training series, Working Toward Racial Equity, which supports environmental and outdoor science organizations to build capacity to foster equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant work environments and organizations. The National Science Foundation is funding this ... Read more