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  • Danielle and Geenah, two Justice Outside staff members, stand outside. They are surrounded by trees and shrubs. Geenah is holding an orange Justice Outside mug. Thank you for being part of Explore-A-Thon! (8/10/2022) - We are so thankful to our community for joining us for Explore-A-Thon 2022 and making it a successful campaign.  Together, we raised nearly $25,000 for Justice Outside’s work for racial justice and equity in the outdoors. This wouldn’t have been possible without you creating fundraisers, donating, and sharing our mission and campaign with your community. ... Read more
  • Three small Black girls running outside in the sun and among the trees. Announcing Youth Access to Nature Fund 2022 Grantee Partners (7/18/2022) - We are proud to share the latest cohort of our grantee partners awarded with the Youth Access to Nature grants!  At Justice Outside, grantmaking is one of our core strategies to support systemic change for racial justice and equity. Our Liberated Paths: Youth Access to Nature Fund supports the work of local organizations that increase access to ... Read more
  • Graphic featuring a photo of Lau Hernandez, Kim Moore Bailey, and Rena Payan. Photo by Brooke Anderson. Overcoming Bias in our Understanding of Nature and Mental Health (7/14/2022) - Justice Outside spotlighted in National Recreation Foundation article From the piece: “There’s a lot of research supporting the idea that time in nature has a positive effect on our mental health. Exposure to green space decreases stress, boosts mood, and helps our bodies’ systems reset and rejuvenate. Nature is good for us. While this truism ... Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • We are Justice Outside! (6/4/2021) - “Justice Outside” elevates our ultimate mission of advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. Bold, clear, and forthright, our new name tells the world exactly who we are, highlighting the work we’ve been doing for years to center the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are building a more inclusive future for the movement.  Read more
  • Congratulations to Justice Outside’s Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees! (1/14/2021) - In August 2020, Justice Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities ... Read more
  • Justice Outside Announces its Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees! (1/14/2021) - In August 2020, Justice Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities ... Read more