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  • 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
  • Preserving A Community’s Mental Health: A Radical Act Towards Justice and Reconnection with the Land (7/23/2021) - Through the UndocuHealing program, a part of the New Mexico Dream Team, we hold communal spaces, host healing retreats, provide daily practices for self-healing and uplift ancestral practices to help preserve our people’s mental and spiritual health.  Read more
  • Outdoors for All Act to Pass the House! (7/7/2021) - YES! The Outdoors for All act passed the House. By investing in our community parks, playgrounds, trails and green spaces through the Outdoors For All Act, we will create thousands of jobs, improve flooding resilience, manage stormwater, while directing investments to underserved communities, and working towards every community having access to a quality park. Read more
  • Changing the Narrative of the Outdoors: Tammy Pham’s Herstory in Mountain and Snow Sports (5/3/2021) - As part of honoring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we're pleased to share a guest post from Yvan Tran about Tammy Phan, both members of Outdoor Asian. Their conversation speaks to the highs and lows in getting outdoors as womxn of color and the role of community and mentorship in the process. Outdoor Asian Washington provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islanders and other communities of color to connect with the natural world through celebrating land, oceans, coasts, and culture. They are one of our inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. Read more
  • Ambassadors for Land Conservation and the Center for Native American Youth Celebrate Women’s History Month (3/30/2021) - The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) honors Women’s History Month, recognizing the contemporary contributions of Native American women every day. Our mission at CNAY is to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth. CNAY works toward this mission through projects such as Ambassadors for Land Conservation, a program that is partially supported by Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program. Read more
  • Marine Education Re-centered for BIPOC Youth: Our Journey to Founding Sea Potential (2/25/2021) - We wrap up Black History / Black Futures Month by sharing a guest post from Ebony Welborn and Savannah Smith, Co-Founders of Sea Potential, another of our 17 inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. By providing interactive and educational opportunities, Sea Potential illuminates pathways in the field of marine science for BIPOC youth. They hope to inspire ... Read more
  • From ‘El Campo’ to Arizona: An AfroLatinx Woman’s Journey to Finding Peace and Power in the Outdoors (2/18/2021) - Today, as we continue to honor Black History and Black Futures, we’re thrilled to share a guest post from Raquel Gomez, Founder and Program Director of Atabey Outdoors, one of our 17 inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. In serving Black and Brown girls between the ages of 9 and 12, Atabey Outdoors provides a safe place ... Read more
  • Tips on Enjoying Public Lands *Safely* During COVID-19 (3/26/2020) - We hope this message finds you safe, healthy, and doing as well as possible given the circumstances. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and we adapt to our new “shelter in place” norms, we want to encourage you to take good care of yourselves, to stay as active as you can, and to enjoy the nature ... Read more