Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Biodiversity strengthens nature. Diversity strengthens EDF

At Environmental Defense Fund, we believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization. Learn more about EDF’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here.

The Climate Corps program is proud that our fellows come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and we believe this diversity makes our program stronger. Climate Corps is committed to continuing to improve upon diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our program. This includes, but is not limited to, expanding student recruitment to reach a more diverse group of applicants, fostering an inclusive environment during the fellowship and within our alumni community, and identifying and enacting opportunities to be more equitable in program processes.

Our work in the public sector 

We believe that climate change affects everyone and disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. To address this, each year we place fellows at public sector institutions, such as housing authorities and city agencies, to drive key improvements ranging from energy efficiency to climate resilience. To date, we have placed over 350 fellows with more than 175 public sector organizations. To see an example of our work in the public sector, learn about Summer Sandoval’s project at the City of Austin.