At the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, we are committed to staying engaged and involved in taking action to assist our own organization and those that we serve in better understanding and taking action to address these issues, including:
Focusing land trusts on their organizational culture and providing opportunities to meet diverse audiences for the shared mission of building healthier and more sustainable communities through CLCC’s Regional Land Trust Advancement Initiatives.
Compiling a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Resource Library on our website with resources for land trusts and others as a starting point in understanding the way white privilege is woven deep into land conservation.
Offering a regular Land & Equity Staff Blog as a channel for us to discuss and recommend a resource, individual, or organization who we are following as we actively work to address the systemic racism we encounter personally and professionally.
Continuing to offer speakers and workshops, including at our annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, on topics ranging from building organizational diversity, to pursuing opportunities for broader community relationships, to recognizing and addressing inequities in access to outdoor spaces and vital natural resources.
From the farthest rural corners to our most densely populated urban centers, as Connecticut’s land conservation community we must listen to those who are oppressed, speak up against societal injustices, and make a commitment to use our land conservation work as a way to bridge divides, build relationships, and unify people.
The alternative is unacceptable.
CLCC is committed to doing more and doing better. We are stronger together.
For more information on CLCC’s commitment to racial equity within our own organization as well as in the land conservation community, please contact executive director Amy Blaymore Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 852-5512.
Additional Areas of Focus
We organize our advocacy work and programming around these areas:
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