Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice

Climate Corps' vision on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

Climate Corps seeks to bolster our diverse network of climate professionals by embracing a vision of environmentalism that is equitable and inclusive, as we work toward a collaboratively built future where everyone, especially communities of color, low-income, and marginalized communities, accesses and enjoys a healthy and sustainable world.

As Climate Corps aims to empower the next generation of climate leaders to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future for all, we recognize that our individual and collective futures depend on the contributions of people from all backgrounds and identities – such as race, ethnicity, nativity, physical ability, socio-economic status, gender identity and sexual orientation – to create lasting environmental solutions.

We are committed to amplifying our efforts to recruit a diverse community of fellows and provide resources throughout their fellowships and careers. We will incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice throughout the Climate Corps program.

Our priorities for 2021 – 2023 are:

  • Assemble and support diverse cohorts of Climate Corps fellows by amplifying recruitment efforts for historically underrepresented groups, removing barriers to participation and revising internal processes and systems to build inclusion and equity into our global program.
  • Provide events, trainings and resources to equip our fellows and network to recognize the root causes of environmental inequities and to advocate for and collaborate with historically marginalized communities when making environmental decisions.
  • Create a culture within the Climate Corps team of continuous learning, feedback, improvement and accountability on diversity, equity, inclusion and environmental/climate justice through staff training, quarterly progress reviews, individual goal setting and annual reporting.

There is still much work to be done and we welcome any feedback and suggestions on ways to develop and improve.