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Healing By Growing Farms Annual Conference

On Saturday, May, 18th CLCC tabled and sponsored Healing By Growing Farms’ 2nd Northeast Disability & Agriculture Conference, themed “My Voice, My Narrative.” The day was filled with personable and…

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Land Trust Alliance Framework and Resources for Change

The Land Trust Alliance has made available the Framework and Resources for Change, a tool to help land trusts organize learning and grow critical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion competencies, no…

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) is dedicated to environmental justice. The CT DEEP Environmental Justice Program integrates environmental justice principles into its activities. It evaluates…

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Environmental Justice

Incorporating environmental justice into land conservation means focusing on directing resources to historically underserved communities, using natural systems to lower greenhouse gases and guard against climate change effects. Conservation efforts…

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Inclusive Access to Nature

Inclusive access to nature is vital, ensuring everyone can connect with the outdoors. Resources provided offer guidance on adaptive birding, ADA compliance, and community inclusion strategies, aiming to break barriers…

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Organizational Resources

Diversifying organizations through their boards, staff, and committees is essential for reflecting community diversity and enhancing decision-making. The resources provide insights on inclusive environmental action, outline change processes for racial…

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Next Generation Conservationists

When you see me at the CLCC conference, I’m usually hanging out at the registration tables helping direct you where to go for the next workshop. This year’s virtual format…

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Cultivating Comfort, Safety & Joy in Nature

At the beginning of the year, CLCC introduced two new advancement initiatives aligned with our goal of focusing land trusts on their organizational culture and providing opportunities to meet diverse…

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Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome and Inclusivity

So often, people of color experience imposter syndrome. A debilitating pattern in which they internalize a fear, a doubt about their skills, qualifications, accomplishments, and successes. And so often, this…

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Creating Anti-Racist Communities is a Long Term Commitment

For the past several months, I have had the opportunity to participate in The Path to Thriving Communities: Creating Anti-Racist Communities in the Eastern Connecticut Region, hosted by the Community…

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Additional Resources from Sadiya Muqueeth

Public Health Experts Answer Your Questions About Getting Outside During COVID-19 – The Trust for Public Land (2020) The Heat is On – The Trust for Public Land report (2020)…

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Additional Resources from Raei Bridges

Articles Effect of forest bathing trips on human immune function – Qing Li, Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Nippon Medical School (January 2010) Saving MA Forests: The Fight for…

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