Equity Resources

Moderator Endorsed: Equity & Inclusion
Moderator Endorsed: Equity & Inclusion

Thanks to our organizational partners and friends who have recommended these resource lists, articles, books, videos, and podcasts, to help environmental educators understand more about systemic racism and to help EE organizations address equity both internally and in the work they do in the field. We will continue to add content over time. Please share additional resources and provide feedback on how we can make this list more useful to you.

Thought Leaders

Diverse Environmental Leaders Speakers Bureau

Intersectional Environmentalist Council

People of Color in Environmental & Climate Justice


National Geographic "The environmental movement is very white. These leaders want to change that."

The Washington Post "The Energy 202: Minority groups more likely to have limited access to nature, new report finds"

Sierra Club “From Outrage to Justice”

High Country News "#BlackBirdersWeek takes on systemic racism"

CNN “These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time”

J.E.D.I. Heart "Transforming a Movement: How foundations can support effective diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) capacity building efforts in environmental organizations"

The Guardian “Being black while in nature: 'You’re an endangered species'”

City Lab “The Toxic Intersection of Racism and Public Space”

Audubon “The Woods Are My Safe Haven—But That's Not True for Everyone”

Medium "Message to White Allies from A Black Anti-Racism Expert: You're Doing It Wrong"

Resource Lists

Equity & Inclusion EE Resource List - Resources to assist those seeking to be better allies to the BIPOC community in Arizona and the Arizona Association for Environmental Education's Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Talking About Race - From the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this portal includes resources for understanding the historical foundations of race in American society and for how to engage our students, children, and other adults in respectful, productive conversations about race.

Teaching About Race, Racism, and Police Violence - From Teaching Tolerance, this list includes professional development, classroom resources, and articles and stories to help educators engage students in discussions about implicit bias and systemic racism.

Anti-Racism Resources for White People - Resources, including books, podcasts, articles, shows, and organizations for white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work, curated by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.

Scaffolded Anti-racist Resources - Published by National Bail Out Fund, Black Visions Collective, and Campaign Zero, this scaffolded collection of resources is compiled by stage of white identity development to assist white individuals’ growth into anti-racist allies.

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race - A list of resources (books, podcasts, studies, etc), curated by Katrina Michie of Pretty Good Design, for educators, parents, and caregivers to talk to young children about race.

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge from New England Food Solutions - View an example of an organization’s yearly challenge to address racism in the food system and other related systems. The site includes daily prompts, available until the end of the year, to facilitate discussion.

Diversity Guides - From Green 2.0, this list of resources for a variety of sectors points to a wealth of guides, examples, and case studies available for those committed to improving diversity in their organizations.

Centering Equity and Justice in EE in Context of COVID-19 Crisis - Curated by the Maine EE Association, this list includes articles and resources to take action in understanding and aiding marginalized communities in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

"Read Up on the Links Between Racism and the Environment" - A reading list of articles, essays, and books about climate change and social inequities from Somini Sengupta at the New York Times.

Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) Equity and Inclusion Resource Library - EENC has organized resources like articles, videos, podcasts, books, and people into five categories so educators can learn about equity and inclusion in environmental education and teach with equity and inclusion.

Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) Equity and Inclusion in EE Library - KAEE has put together a list of resources to explore the history, importance, and status of equity and inclusion in environmental fields.

Videos, Webinars, Podcasts

Podcast: Black in Nature Podcast series by Arizona Association For Environmental Education Board member Diona Williams

Webinar: "Centering Equity in EE's COVID Response" Angela Park led an interactive conversation about how to create and strengthen equitable EE strategies and programs in response to the COVID pandemic and beyond.

Webinar: "How Do We Find Good in the Bad Times? Nurturing Nature in the Time of COVID" J. Drew Lanham, author, poet, and Certified Wildlife Biologist discussed how nature serves to heal us and bring us closer in COVID times.